Boston starts to rebuild roster, signs House to one-year deal

Updated: August 1, 2007, 11:26 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

Eddie House

House

Guard
New Jersey Nets

Profile

2007 Season Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
56 8.4 1.7 1.2 .429 .917

The Boston Celtics began filling out their trade-depleted roster Wednesday a day after acquiring Kevin Garnett, agreeing to terms with journeyman guard Eddie House on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The Celtics will use a portion of their mid-level exception to sign House, a person involved in the talks told ESPN.com. Boston will still have $3.8 of its exception left.

House, a seven-year veteran who spent last season with the New Jersey Nets, will be joining his eighth NBA team. He is a career 38 percent 3-point shooter.

The Celtics also added former North Carolina guard Jackie Manuel, according to a report on the Boston Globe's Web site.

Manuel played with the Los Angeles Defenders of the NBA Developmental League last year. He averaged 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.

The signing of House and Manuel will bring the Celtics' roster up to 14 players, including unsigned second-round draft picks Gabe Pruitt and Glen Davis. Boston made a deal that included two draft picks and five players Tuesday to acquire Garnett from Minnesota. The Celtics surrendered Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair and Theo Ratliff in the deal.

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