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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hudson officially optioned to Red Claws

By Chris Forsberg

The Celtics officially announced Tuesday that rookie guard Lester Hudson has been optioned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers tipped the team's hand Monday night before a win over the Grizzlies.

"We're going to send him down pretty soon to the NBDL for a week or two to get him some games," Rivers said. "I don't like our young guys going these long stretches without playing. Then we're going to bring him back."

Hudson had appeared in 13 games for a total of 49 minutes this season. He'll join second-year forward Bill Walker, who's currently on assignment with the Red Claws.