Free agent center James Banks has signed with the Celtics, according to the Real GM transactions log. It’s an Exhibit 10 contract, tweets Keith Smith of Spotrac, who adds that Banks will ultimately be sent to Boston’s G League affiliate in Maine.
The team recently completed a trade for Banks’ returning player rights. The Exhibit 10 language gives Banks an opportunity to earn a bonus up to $75K if he spends at least 60 days with Maine. Banks, 25, has played the last two years in the G League with the Birmingham Squadron and the Texas Legends.
He averaged 5.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in nine regular season games with Texas last season. With the addition of Banks, the Celtics have 19 players on their preseason roster.