The Celtics' depth chart is in rough shape in the backcourt. Kyrie Irving is out for the season. Marcus Smart is likely out for the first round. Terry Rozier is dealing with a sprained left ankle that could probably use some additional rest, while Shane Larkin is still getting over a nasty bout of the flu.
With four games still remaining in the regular season and Kadeem Allen remaining as the only fully healthy "point guard" left on the roster, the Celtics tried to find some additional depth on that front on Thursday afternoon. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports was first to report that the C's plan on signing point guard Jonathan Gibson to a contract for the remainder of the regular season.
Gibson, 30, played two months with the Dallas Mavericks last season before being waived. He has spent the current season in China, where he averaged 33.7 points per game. The Celtics currently have Xavier Silas signed to a 10-day contract that is set to expire on Friday. The team will use that 16th roster spot (thanks to a hardship exception) to sign Gibson for the rest of the regular season.