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Celtics waive Shavlik Randolph

Aug 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

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The Celtics have waived Shavlik Randolph, the team announced on Thursday via official release. Had they not done so, his salary of $1,106,942 would have become fully guaranteed for next season.

Boston now has 15 players with guaranteed contracts on the books, which is the maximum a team is allowed to carry during the regular season. Second round draft pick Colton Iverson remains unsigned for now, and at this point, the team would have to create a spot to add him.

Randolph was a late-season addition to the Celtics, but managed to make an impact in his brief time with the team. Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston dug up some fairly impressive numbers:

Over 16 regular-season appearances, Randolph averaged 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds over 12.4 minutes. He grabbed 26.3 percent of all available defensive rebounds during his time on the floor and 22.4 percent of all caroms overall, which were the best numbers on the team, albeit in a small sample size of 198 minutes.

Randolph was on NBA rosters for five total seasons with the Sixers, Blazers, and Heat, and played the last two-plus seasons overseas before getting the call to join the Celtics in March.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Damn, that’s tough. I thought he was a great energy guy who got buried by Doc playing vets. I thought he was worth a look with Stevens but apparently he didn’t think he would fit.

    • dezglobal - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      Not that tough lol

      • jcmeyer10 - Aug 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        I know but backup big men who can help with rebounding, which was the Celtics biggest weakness last year, are valuable.

        If Colton Iverson (heading for Turkey?) can help then fine, or maybe they see more in Victor Faverani, who knows.

        *Goes and checks* Yes, they clearly do see potential in Fav giving him 6/3 years.

  2. 00maltliquor - Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Trimming the fat. Dead weight. etc.

  3. halfbaht - Aug 2, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Now all we need to do is move that scrub Humphries

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 2, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      Yes but not too early.

      This guy is Jose Iglesias (to a less degree, stick with me). He does one thing well, rebound, and if the Celts can maximize his value, remind teams he’s a 12 million dollar expiring contract (so a playoff team would have a good body with no long term commitment), the Celts could net favorable value.

      Just saying, Humphries may not be the best, but if the chips fall right (he plays well and a contender needs a rebounder with limited offensive game), then the Celts could win this one.

      Or they just shave 12 million off the books next year if there is no right trading partner. Let’s just say, I’m putting my money on the trade.

      • skinsfanwill - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        This bum doesn’ t deserve to be in the league. He is terrible. anyone playing 12 minutes will have the ball bounce to them a few times. He can’t defend, can’t score, and is really not a good rebounder. High energy bum that doesn’t deserve the 1 million he got.

      • 00maltliquor - Aug 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        @ skinsfanwill

        Hate on Hump much? What are you, a Kardashian? He sure as hell don’t deserve $12 milli, but he ain’t no bum.

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