Celtics sign free agent Shelden Williams

Aug 8, 2009 - 12:59 AM BOSTON(AP) -- The Boston Celtics have signed free agent center/forward Shelden Williams to a contract.

The Celtics did not disclose terms of the deal Friday, citing team policy.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Williams was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the fifth overall pick in the 2006 draft.

He was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Sacramento Kings in February. He then appeared in 15 games, averaging 4.9 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.

The former Duke Blue Devil has posted career averages of 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game.

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