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Jerryd Bayless can help Celtics

Besides facilitating cap-saving deal, newcomer adds variety of backcourt skills

Updated: January 12, 2014, 3:46 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Newly acquired guard Jerryd Bayless will play his first home game with the Boston Celtics on Monday night, and the pro shop probably doesn't need to put a rush on printing replicas of his No. 11 jersey.

That said, Bayless showed some encouraging signs during a four-game glimpse after joining the team out west, and early indications are he can be a good fit for what Boston has long needed off its bench.

The Celtics snagged the 25-year-old Bayless, a former lottery pick (11th overall ...

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