Mickael Pietrus told reporters he expects to make his Boston Celtics debut on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks after participating in his first Celtics practice on Monday.
Pietrus had been resting to recuperate from offseason knee surgery, which led to a failed physical examination in December that nixed a trade to the Toronto Raptors. The 6-6, 215-pound wing is expected to provide the Celtics with a versatile defensive presence and an ability to knock down three-pointers.
Boston's second unit has been especially starved for scoring lately, and Pietrus should be able to help spread the floor in ways that Avery Bradley and Marquis Daniels cannot. Pietrus is expected to take some minutes away from Bradley and Daniels, who are respectively shooting 33.3 percent and 27.1 percent with one made three-pointer combined. Pietrus can play either shooting guard or small forward.