August 2, 2007
Celtics buy new House
The Celtics addressed part of their need for a backup point guard by signing 6-foot-1 veteran Eddie House to a one-year contract yesterday.
House, who previously has backed up Steve Nash in Phoenix and Mike Bibby in Sacramento, averaged 8.4 points per game off the bench for New Jersey last year.
House is a high-energy player known for his 3-point shooting ability. He had a .429 shooting percentage from behind the arc last season and a .381 mark overall during his seven-year career.
The Celtics also signed Jackie Manuel, a 6-5 swingman known for his defense. Samuel played for Los Angeles of the NBDL last season.
The C's, who now have 13 players on their roster, can add two more. One is expected to be a big man, with veteran 7-footer Dikembe Mutombo, 41, a possibility.