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Josh Richardson signs extension with Celtics

The former second-round pick will reportedly have an extra year added to the lone remaining season left on his contract.

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Richardson had one year remaining on his current contract before reportedly agreeing to extend with the Celtics.

After acquiring Josh Richardson via trade with Dallas, the Boston Celtics are ensuring the veteran swingman remains under contract for at least one more season. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Richardson and the Celtics have agreed to tack on one additional year to the remaining one season left on the 27-year-old’s existing deal. The team announced the deal on Monday, but did not cite the specific terms of that deal.

Charania adds that the extension will have Richardson earn $24 million total over the next two seasons.

Originally a second-round pick by the Miami Heat, Richardson averaged 12.1 points on 42.7% shooting last season with the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics acquired him in exchange for Moses Brown last month.