Celtics Sign Another Hometown Kid

The Boston Celtics are having that homecoming feeling this offseason, bringing in a second local kid on a training camp deal. 

Layman is a 6-year veteran, and is from Norwood, a suburb of Boston. The 6'8" forward has only averaged just under 13 minutes of playing time across his 243 NBA games, while posting 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds. 

The 28-year-old has seen his playing time and production diminish in each of the last three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Layman camp addition follows the signing of Noah Vonleh, who hails from Salem, another Beantown suburb.

The C's are also bringing Summer League standout Justin Jackson into camp, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He also brings some size into Celtics camp. He's played a total of 255 games over the last five seasons, for six different teams, including one game for Boston last year.

Jackson has averaged 6.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in about 19 minutes of action. He posted a 15.0 points per game average for Boston in Summer League, with 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

The Celtics are trying to find solutions to help fill some forward minutes that were originally being slotted to Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear overseas this summer.

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