Celtics Waive Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III

MONDAY, 11:07am: The releases are official, the team announced.

SUNDAY, 4:26pm: The Celtics have waived Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting (Twitter link). Both players were recently acquired in the trade that sent Keith Bogans to the Cavaliers, and Bogans has since been traded to the Sixers in a move that garnered Cleveland a valuable trade exception. The Celtics, too, were afforded a trade exception for the same $5,285,817 amount when they relinquished Bogans.

A roster move was expected from the Celtics who had 21 players on their preseason roster. That number includes Evan Turner whose signing has not been formally announced yet. This should change shortly now that Boston is down to 19 players after waiving Thomas and Lucas.

The team had waived Christian Watford on Friday, but reports have indicated that the team intends to re-sign the forward this week. So, Watford’s return would put Boston at the preseason limit of 20 players, including Turner, meaning the team’s camp roster is likely set.

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4 thoughts on “Celtics Waive Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III

  1. Keith Grillo

    As of now the Bogan’s traded netted two 6’10″+ players with a chance of sticking on the roster and 2 second round draft picks, All while retaining the exact trade exception Bogan’s carried prior to the deal. The Pierce/Garnett/Terry trade should bring dividends for the rest of this decade.

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