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On this day: Celtics Scott born; Battie traded; Gamble debuted

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Scott would make the final of three All-Star teams in his first season with Boston, and a title the next in 1976, ironically against his former team, the Suns.

In three seasons with the Celtics, the UNC product averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

Battie had been with the team for six seasons, Williams had returned to the team to finish the second of two stints with the team while Brown had been drafted two seasons prior out of Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

(AP Photo/Doug Jennings)

Finally, it is also the anniversary of former Celtic small forward Kevin Gamble signing with the team in 1988.

The Illinois native was drafted out of Iowa by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1987 NBA draft but was waived after just 19 total minutes of playing time for the team.

(AP Photo/George Widman)

After stints in the Continental Basketball Association, the World Basketball League, and overseas, Gamble would be inked by Boston to help cover for an injured Larry Bird.

The former Hawkeye would pay his way into a starting role with the team by his third season with the Celtics, for whom he played six seasons putting up 11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.

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