Celtics Release Shavlik Randolph

6:01pm: The team officially confirmed the move, via press release.

4:48pm: The Celtics have informed Shavlik Randolph that they won't be picking up his team option, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Randolph's contract doesn't technically include a team option, but his 2013/14 salary is non-guaranteed, which amounts to the same thing. That salary was set to become fully guaranteed if the big man remained on Boston's roster beyond today.

Randolph, 29, inked a pair of 10-day deals with the Celtics in 2012/13 before signing with the team for the remainder of the season, as our 10-day contract tracker shows. The former Duke Blue Devil appeared in 16 contests for Boston, averaging 4.2 PPG and 4.4 RPG. He'll become an unrestricted free agent, assuming no team claims him on waivers.

By cutting Randolph, the Celtics will reduce their roster count to 15 players, the maximum amount a team can carry during the regular season.

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11 Comments on "Celtics Release Shavlik Randolph"


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Warren brooks
1 year 11 months ago

I wanted to keep shav but he’s gone show must go on let’s go celtics

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Lisa C
1 year 11 months ago

Of course we dumped him. Why would they want to keep someone who can actually rebound?

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ediggity
1 year 11 months ago

He’s the exact player a ‘tanking’ team wants. He’s not going to win you games, but he plays hard, doesn’t cost much, does his duties, and plays hard. From contender to tanker, this kind of player fits any team. Won’t be long before this guy latches on to a NY, MIA, LA, DA, CH, whichever

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regal84
1 year 11 months ago

The goal of management is to field the least competitive team possible, while also keeping the core intact for the rebuild…its not in the celtics interest to keep hard nosed, hard working players that would help us win games…we need overpaid, overrated players to compliain about getting rid of, to validate Ainge’s overhaul..

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dontdoit
1 year 11 months ago

good. we’ll tank even harder now. lotto or bust, baby!

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Chrisso
1 year 11 months ago

Ridiculous. One of the few guys who actually kicked arse when he was on the court last season. Why you would choose him over some of the other spuds is beyond me.

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Jim Duggan
1 year 11 months ago

Baaaaaaaaad move Celtics

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John Delo
1 year 11 months ago

wow that’s horrible I loved him!

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Derron Jones
1 year 11 months ago

Moment Of Silence

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Johnny Beers Kid
1 year 11 months ago

Last week BR posted an article about Randolph and he said he was almost positive he would be on the team opening day I’m a little bummed “boo” is right I’m no GM but Randolph is much better at the 4 spot than fab Melo they should have cut him instead and Randolph was a fan favorite at home games

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WickedSmaatGuy
1 year 11 months ago

BOOOOO!!!!