D.J. White close to deal with Boston Celtics

Former Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa basketball star D.J. White could soon be a Boston Celtic.

White is expected to sign a 10 day contract with the Celtics this week. The deal has been rumored for much of the last week, but the contract talks were delayed while Boston waited for White's Chinese league team to grant his official release.

White signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the CBL after last season.

Yahoo Sports reports that the Boston got received the letter clearing the way for White to sign.

The Celtics will be White's fourth NBA team. He was drafted by Detroit, and also played for Oklahoma City and Charlotte.