With the signing of Sam Cassell, the Celtics no longer need to keep Gabe Pruitt in Boston as an insurance policy and have re-assigned him to their D-League affiliate, the Utah Flash.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have reassigned rookie guard Gabe Pruitt to their NBA Development League affiliate Utah Flash. Pruitt is the team's fourth assignment to the NBA Development League this season and the third time for Pruitt.
Pruitt was averaging 2.0 points in 5.7 minutes per game at the time of the assignment. The 6'4 guard had appeared in nine games since his recall from the Flash on December 13, 2007. Pruitt scored a career-high seven points in his first game returning to the Celtics from the Flash on December 14, 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks in five minutes of play.
Pruitt has size for a point guard and in his few brief stints with the Celtics this season, he showed some good things. I like the move to send him back to the D-League where he will at least get some playing time. I think Rondo and Pruitt will be a very good 1-2 punch at the point for years to come but for now, Sam Cassell is a much needed veteran to back up and Pruitt is gaining some much needed experience.