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Celtics Assign Landry to Red Claws

The Celtics assigned the recently acquired Marcus Landry to the Maine Red Claws on Saturday, presumably to make room for veteran sharpshooter Michael Finley. Landry came to the Celtics on Deadline Day with Nate Robinson for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, and Bill Walker.

Landry got in one game with the Celtics this season, playing three minutes against the Cavs in the 108-88 loss. He went 0/2 from downtown and did not register a stat.

More from the NBA D-League’s press release:

NEW YORK, March 6, 2010 – Boston Celtics rookie forward Marcus Landry was assigned to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. Landry’s assignment is the 28th of the 2009-10 NBA D-League season.

Landry, 6-7, 230-pounds, has appeared in one game for Boston since being acquired by the Celtics on Feb. 18 in a trade with the New York Knicks. In 18 career NBA games, Landry averaged 2.4 points and 6.2 minutes, scoring a career-high eight points in a 132-89 win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 3 at Madison Square Garden. 

Originally signed by the Knicks on Sept. 25, Landry spent four years at the University of Wisconsin, where he averaged 12.7 points during his senior season when he led the Badgers to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Celtics fans can stay in step with Landry, who is expected to join the Red Claws today and be available tomorrow when the team hosts the Sioux Falls Skyforce, by logging onto nba.com/dleague to watch all of the 66ers games live, online, for free.

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

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