Lemon Jr. signed with Boston back in July after playing out a couple of 10-day contracts with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2017-18 season and has actually played well for the Celtics’ G-League affiliate Maine Red Claws this year.
Through 10 games, the 26-year-old has averaged 23.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.6 steals per game while shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc.
While the true purpose behind the move isn’t clear, the fact that there was no path to playing time is. Boston has a glut of guards who have already established themselves in the league and just simply deserve to see the floor more. Whether or not the Celtics choose to fill the open two-way spot remains to be seen.