Celtics sign Barros for rest of the regular season
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics signed guard Dana Barros
and forward Ernest Brown for the remainder of the regular season, which ends
Wednesday with a home game versus Atlanta.
To make room for the two players, the Celtics placed guards Paul Pierce and
Kendrick Perkins on the injured list for the regular season-finale. Pierce is
suffering from a right ankle sprain, but will be available for the playoffs,
as will Perkins, who has been bothered by flu-like symptoms. Boston will be
the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, which begin this weekend.
In 80 games this season, Pierce averaged a team-high 23.0 points, 6.5
rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest.
Barros, who retired following the 2001-2002 season, has served as an assistant
coach with the Celtics for the last two months. After suiting up for several
practices, Barros regained the desire to play competitively. The 13-year NBA
veteran has averaged 10.5 points, 3.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds in stints with
Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit.
A Boston native, Barros played 306 games for the Celtics between the 1995-96
season and the 1999-2000 campaign and averaged 10.1 points and 3.3 assists.
The 6-11 Brown, who was originally drafted by Miami in the 2000 draft, played
in nine games with the Fayatteville Patriots of the NBDL this season and
averaged 14.8 points and 9.0 rebounds.