Bucks Add Two-Way Guard Tremont Waters

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with two-way guard Tremont Waters, first reported by The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania.

Waters played 26 games with the Celtics last season — averaging 3.8 points, 2.4 assists and shooting 40.7% in scant appearances for the Boston backcourt. The guard was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft and played the majority of his first two seasons with Boston’s G League team.

A prominent part of the Maine Celtics, formerly known as the Red Claws, Waters averaged 18.0 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in 36 games with the G League squad. Waters was named the 2020 G League Rookie of the Year.

Despite trading away Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the front office in Boston seems to have locked in the Celtics backcourt for the upcoming year — giving veteran Marcus Smart a four-year extension, while also eyeing the development of two former first-round picks, Romeo Langford and Payton Pritchard.

Waters’ inclusion in Milwaukee adds to a busy offseason for the defending champs; re-tooling their position at guard based on the health of Donte DiVincenzo, waning production from George Hill, acquiring Grayson Allen and losing Bryn Forbes.

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