Celtics officially ink Turner

The Boston Celtics officially signed free-agent swingman Evan Turner on Monday.

The two sides had agreed to terms back in July, but it took 71 days for the Celtics to sort out their roster and for the pact to become official. The team had promised Turner would be inked by the start of training camp on Tuesday.

League sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that it's a two-year deal worth $6.7 million with both seasons fully guaranteed and no options included. Turner will earn $3.28 million for the 2014-15 season.

The Celtics also formally announced the release of John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, two of the four players acquired from the Cavaliers in a trade last week.

Boston also officially announced the signing of three training camp invites in Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, and Christian Watford. Watford was initially released last week in order to facilitate the Cleveland deal, but re-signed Monday. All three will camp with Boston but could emerge as affiliated players with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

Read on for team-issued bios on the camp invites.

From the Celtics:

Frazier, a 6’1” guard out of Penn State University, averaged 14.9 points, a Big Ten-leading 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game during his senior year. He was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten and produced PSU's 18th 500-point season performance, finishing the 2013-14 campaign with 508 points. Additionally, Frazier finished the season with 182 assists, the third-most of any PSU player in a single season.

McGruder, a 6’4” guard out of Kansas State University, spent the 2013-14 season playing for Alomeromu SE Paks of the Hungarian A Division. He averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists during league play, and also appeared in six games of the EuroChallenge where he averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. As a junior at Kansas State, McGruder became one of only two players to start all 33 games and only one of three to play in all 33. In 2012, he was named to the Second Team All-Big 12 and the Spring 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Watford, a 6’9” forward out of Indiana University, appeared in 37 games for the Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Winner League during the 2013-14 season, where he averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 51.5 percent from the field and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc in that span. During his senior year, Watford was one of 50 candidates named to the Wooden Award Preseason list and finished his career ranked ninth on Indiana’s all-time scoring and rebound lists with 1,730 points and 776 rebounds, respectively.

[Read Boston's official release on camp invites]