Michael Finley asked the San Antonio Spurs to release him earlier this week. On Thursday, Finley picked his new team: the Boston Celtics. Finley gives the Celtics another veteran who can spread defenses by hitting shots from the perimeter.
The soon to be 37-year-old was having a poor season for the Spurs prior to his release. In 25 games, he was averaging 3.7 points in 15.8 minutes per game, while shooting 38.1% from the field and 31.7% on three-pointers.
Finley began the season as a starter for San Antonio. However, he missed a huge chunk of the season due to an ankle injury.
With the Celtics, he’ll likely be the third string small forward behind Paul Pierce and Marquis Daniels. Due to all the injuries Boston has suffered this year, Finley will likely get a chance to help out at some point.
Other than the Spurs and now the Celtics, Finley has also played for the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks.