Payton Pritchard, Tony Delk born; Bobby Wilson signed

On today in Boston Celtics historical past, level guard Tony Delk was born in Covington, Tennessee in 1974. Delk had performed his collegiate ball at Kentucky from 1992 to 1996, the place he received SEC Participant of the 12 months, the NCAA’s Ultimate 4 Most Excellent Participant, and even received an NCAA nationwide championship in his closing season with the workforce.

His professional profession started after being picked up with the sixteenth general decide of the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and performed for that workforce, the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns earlier than being traded to the Celtics.

That deal noticed Delk and Rodney Rogers dealt to the Celts for Randy Brown, Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio, and draft belongings.

Boston Celtics ahead Antoine Walker celebrates with teammate Rodney Rogers (54) as Celtics’ Tony Delk (28) appears on after Walker scored from past half court docket on the buzzer towards the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 15, 2002, on the Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn. Boston received 103-97. (AP Picture/Lance Murphey)

Delk’s time with the Celtics spanned 2 seasons, taking part in in 89 complete video games of which 55 had been begins, and averaging 9.2 factors. 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per recreation in his time in inexperienced.

The Covington native could be traded with Antoine Walker to the Dallas Mavericks for Raef LaFrentz, Chris Mills, Jiri Welsch, and draft belongings in 2003.

BOSTON – 1975: Bobby Wilson of the Chicago Bulls applauds towards the Boston Celtics throughout a recreation performed in 1975 on the Boston Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Picture by Dick Raphael/NBAE through Getty Photographs)

It is usually the date that taking pictures guard Bobby Wilson signed with the Celtics in 1977.

An alum of Wichita State drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 52nd general decide of the 1974 draft, Wilson would play two seasons with the Bulls earlier than becoming a member of Boston as a free agent.

The Indianapolis native would play in 25 video games of the 1976-77 season for the Celtics, averaging 2 factors a recreation for Boston.

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Lastly, present Celtics guard Payton Pritchard was additionally born on today in 1998 in Tualatin, Oregon.

Enjoying his faculty ball together with his hometown Oregon, Pritchard was drafted twenty sixth general within the 2020 NBA draft and has performed for the Celtics since, averaging 4.5 factors, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per recreation.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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