BOSTON (CBS) — A pair of young Celtics are heading to the development league in hopes of getting some more playing time.

The Celtics assigned forwards Jordan Mickey and James Young to the Maine Red Claws, the team announced Tuesday.

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Mickey, the team’s second-round pick in the 2015 draft, saw two minutes of action in Boston’s season-opening win over the Philadelphia 76ers, logging two points, two rebounds and one assist in his NBA debut. In seven preseason games, Mickey averaged 5.7 points, three rebounds over 9.8 minutes per contest.

Young spent much of his rookie season with the Red Claws last year, averaging 21.5 points and 4.8 rebounds over 17 games. He did not see the floor in Boston’s first three games of the new season.

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The 19th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Young played in 31 games for Boston as a rookie last season, averaging 3.4 points over 10.1 minutes per game.

Heading to Maine will allow Mickey and Young to log some important reps in practice as well as some playing time when the Red Claws begin their season on November 12.


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