James Young assigned to the D-League

The Boston Celtics assigned rookie James Young to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.

Young, the 17th overall pick in last June's draft, has seen his minutes erode recently, particularly as the Celtics lean on in-season acquisition Gigi Datome at the swingman spots. For the month of March, Young was averaging 3.3 points on 30 percent shooting over 9.1 minutes per game in seven appearances. He had played only seven total minutes over the past five games.

Young has appeared in nine games for the Red Claws, averaging 23.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.8 minutes per game while shooting 51.2 percent beyond the 3-point arc.