I was kind of shocked to see Babb signed for the remainder or the year. In six appearances since being signed from the Maine Red Claws earlier this month, Babb has averaged 2.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 11.5 minutes per game. I wasn't overly excited with him when he was out there. I liked what I saw more in the preseason from Babb. I felt like Chris Johnson proved his case and than some to stay in the NBA. Babb just didn't seem ready. The signing won't hurt the Celtics where it matters most, their cap space.
Babb’s deal will cost Boston only $78,000 for the remainder of the season (paired with his two 10-day deals, he’ll earn roughly $135,000 for his rookie stay with Boston). The Celtics were roughly $750,000 from the luxury tax line before the deal and -- accounting for the increased luxury tax calculation given Babb’s rookie status -- Boston appears to still have about $600,000 under the line (depending on performance incentives).