According to a league source, the Celtics have reached an agreement with free agent forward Shelden Williams on a one-year, $1.3 million deal worth the veteran’s minimum.
The deal is guaranteed, meaning the C’s have committed one of their final roster spots to Williams.
An unrestricted free agent, Williams played for Sacramento and Minnesota last season, averaging 4.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 45 games.
The Celtics staff has long liked the former Duke star, who worked out for the C’s prior to being selected by Atlanta with the fifth pick in the 2006 draft.
Williams failed to produce like a top-five pick in Atlanta and was shipped to Sacramento midway through his second year in a deal for Mike Bibby. Williams spent the remainder of the 2007-08 season with Sacramento but was traded again last season, going to Minnesota in a February deal.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward has averaged 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his three-year career.
Williams, nicknamed the “Landlord,” is married to WNBA star Candace Parker.
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