Hearing that Celtics have former Charlotte big man D.J. White in their sights for 10-day deal now that White’s season in China is over
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 22, 2013
White’s yet another under-sized big (6’9″)… but at this point, under-sized bigs are better than no bigs.
White has had success at every level besides the NBA, really. His last D-League stint a few years ago was 10 games long, and he averaged 20 and 11. He’s coming off a 32 game run in China where he averaged 21.6 points and 9.7 boards.
But his NBA numbers are lacking, obviously. If they weren’t, he wouldn’t have been in China at 26 years old. He’ll grab some rebounds (career 18.2 DRB%) and he can block some shots. If we’re lucky, he’ll score a point or two in the post. Most importantly, he’s a big body and the Celtics need one.