Babb was waived by the Warriors on Friday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo reports. Babb came to Golden State in the David Lee trade earlier this offseason, but was never really expected to be a contributor in the upcoming season. He's failed to play in a regular season game since the 2013-14 season, so it looks like that may remain the case for the foreseeable future. If he can't find another team to pick him up before the regular season begins on Wednesday, Babb will likely either head overseas or join an NBA D-League roster for the time being.
What was long reported became official Monday, as the Warriors finalized a deal with the Celtics to send center David Lee to Boston in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace and guard Chris Babb. The trade was first reported on July 7, but the Celtics needed to make various roster moves in order to facilitate the trade. "On behalf of the entire Golden State Warriors organization, we thank David Lee for his contributions both on and off the court over the last five years," Warriors GM Bob Myers said. Lee averaged 7.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season in a reduced role, while Wallace was a non-factor for the Celtics, scoring just 1.1 points in nine minutes.
After completing a five-player trade with the Cavaliers, the Celtics waived guard Chris Babb and guard/forward Chris Johnson on Thursday, the team announced.
Celtics guard Chris Babb finalized a multi-year contract with Boston on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports. In six appearances, Babb has averaged only 2.2 points per game.
Celtics guard Chris Babb appeared in his second game since signing a 10-day contract Wednesday, but failed to make any kind of impact in a 108-88 loss to the Warriors. Babb played 24 minutes in the blowout loss, but did little to distinguish himself. He scored five points on 2 of 5 shooting and added just five rebounds in the loss. Babb has scored five points in 26 minutes over the first two appearances of his NBA career.
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