Tremont Waters merits a standard NBA contract as soon as NOW
The 5'10" point guard is averaging 32.5 MPG, 20.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 7.5 APG and 2.3 SPG for the Red Claws. He was chosen G League Player of the Month for November, 2019. He is quick. He is clever. He can score in so many ways, and his passing skills are NBA-level right now.
One last name that came up repeatedly talking to front office executives and scouts about the G-League Showcase: Tremont Waters. Water is on a Two-Way with Boston.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 23, 2019
"He's an NBA backup PG right now. I told our GM to trade for him, because he's better than what we have today."
Tremont is currently on a two-way contract for the Celtics, splitting time between the Maine Red Claws and the Celtics. Danny Ainge was right on target taking Waters late in the second round - and then locking him up with a two-way deal.
Lastly on Tremont Waters from a scout: "I missed on him. Big time. Thought was too small for our league. But he's tough and fast. I don't know what he'll be beyond it, but he's an NBA backup point guard at least. And that's valuable because everyone plays three PGs a night now."— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 23, 2019
Boston owns Waters' rights, but the calls may start - if they haven't already - asking about Tremont's availability. The Celtics signing him to a standard contract this season would mean waiving a current player from the roster. Things may get interesting prior to the February trade deadline.
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