Rookie second round pick Tremont Waters plans to play Saturday in the Celtics' Summer League tournament game against the Grizzlies just two days after the passing of his father, Ed. According to Mark Murphy, his family has flown down for support.
The guard's father was found dead in a West Haven, Conn. hotel room Thursday night, and it was later reported by The New Haven Register that the cause of death was ruled a suicide. He was 49 years old.
Waters has been a key factor in the Celtics' unmatched success in the Las Vegas Summer League. He's averaging 10 points and 5.3 assists while chipping in with strong defensive play in Boston's back court. His performance over the last week helped earn him a two-way contract after being selected 51st overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Neither the Celtics or Waters have released a statement regarding the difficult circumstances.
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