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CELTS SHORE UP FRONTCOURT BY SIGNING RADJA

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Croatian forward Dino Radja signed a three-year contract Friday with the Boston Celtics nine days after the team announced an agreement in principle.

The signing apparently was delayed by uncertainty about when Radja would be free from his contract with Vitrus Roma in Italy. That team had given him until July 15 to get out of that deal.The 6-foot-10 Radja, Boston's second-round choice in the 1989 draft, was expected to attend a four-day camp for rookies and free agents starting Sunday night.

Radja, 26, had played in Europe since being taken with the 40th pick in 1989.

He was a member of the Croatian team that finished second to the United States in the 1992 Olympics. In 30 games last season with Vitrus Roma, he averaged 21.5 points and 10.6 rebounds.

The Celtics hope Radja, along with Ed Pinckney and Alaa Abdelnaby, can beef up the power forward spot now that Kevin McHale has retired.