The Celtics bolstered their backcourt with the acquisition of Jordan Crawford yesterday, but trading Jason Collins in the deal still leaves the team a little light on frontcourt bodies. In their search for free agent help, the Celtics are considering signing D.J. White to a 10-day contract, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter).
White, 26, played four NBA seasons with the Thunder and Bobcats, and was actually reasonably productive for Charlotte last season, averaging 6.8 PPG and 3.6 RPG in 18.9 MPG over 58 contests. He didn't land an NBA contract in free agency last summer though, instead heading overseas to play in China with the Shanghai Sharks.
As we heard near the end of January, the Sharks fell out of contention for a CBA playoff spot, so White is eligible to return stateside now that his season is over in China. The 6'8" forward averaged 21.6 PPG and 9.7 RPG in 32 games for Shanghai this year.
Even after signing Terrence Williams to a 10-day contract, the Celtics only have 13 players on their roster, so the club wouldn't have to release anyone to clear room for White or another free agent.