Brad Wanamaker Returns to Celtics on a One-Year Deal

Brad Wanamaker with Fenerbahce. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock

After years of playing in Europe, guard Brad Wanamaker made a switch to the NBA last year and signed with the Boston Celtics. Although he didn’t play much in 2018/19, Wanamaker still managed to make a good impression on the Celtics as the organization decided to bring him back on another one-year deal.

Wanamaker played in only 36 games last season, averaging  3.9 points and 1.6 assists per game, and failed to see big minutes behind Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier. Since the duo is now out of Boston, the 29-year-old could get a more prominent role on the team, especially if Celtics don’t get a reliable backup for All-Star PG Kemba Walker.

After playing college basketball with Pittsburgh, Brad Wanamaker went undrafted in 2011 NBA Draft and decided to continue his basketball journey in Europe. He played in Italy and France, before going to Turkey where he played with Darüşşafaka and Fenerbahçe.

Wanamaker played two breakthrough seasons in Turkey, earning two Turkish League All-Star appearances and becoming Turkish League Finals MVP in 2018. This caught the attention of several NBA teams, and he ended up signing with the Celtics in the summer of last year.