Free Agency Notes: Celtics, Carter, Hawks, Lakers

With Guerschon Yabusele set to hit waivers, the Celtics don’t have a set plan in place for their 15th roster spot, per Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe (Twitter link).

As Himmelsbach explains, Boston could simply fill that spot in the coming weeks with a player, but there’s still a good chance that there will be more change coming to the roster before opening night. It’s even possible that the Celtics will add multiple players and enter training with more than 15 players on guaranteed contracts, Himmelsbach notes (via Twitter).

While Tacko Fall has been a standout for the Celtics during Summer League play, there are currently no plans for him to slide into that 15th roster spot, according to Himmelsbach, who says the plan is still for Fall to enter training camp on an Exhibit 10 contract and proceed from there (Twitter link). The Celtics are currently back to exploring the free agent market for minimum-salary targets, tweets Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald.

As Boston considers its options, here’s more on free agency:

  • The idea of the Hawks bringing back Vince Carter for another season remains a long shot, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to Vivlamore, Atlanta still may add a veteran to its roster, but doesn’t want to take minutes away from its young players, and Carter may be seeking a larger role.
  • Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was among those in attendance at workouts for NBA veterans Marreese Speights and Lance Stephenson in Las Vegas today, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype (Twitter links).
  • An ESPN panel, including Dave McMenamin, Tim Bontemps, Malika Andrews, and others – weighs in on the most underrated and most questionable moves of the NBA offseason so far.
  • After commissioner Adam Silver suggested that the NBA has some “work to do” on its free agency system, David Aldridge of The Athletic argues that the league should do away with its unenforceable tampering rules.
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8 thoughts on “Free Agency Notes: Celtics, Carter, Hawks, Lakers

  1. dlevin11

    Last night Vince Carter said he wanted to play at least one more year for $8 mil and would go anywhere if the money was right.
    He was also hoping to get into broadcasting

  2. cba93

    Min with the lakers. Could back up Bron when they are up double digits and have some fun. Be the RJ of the lakers and maybe get a ring

  3. Jason Lancaster

    Fall is going to make a lot of teams look dumb. The guy is a defensive monster, and he doesn’t miss near the hoop.

    If he’s not on an NBA roster opening day, it will be because a foreign team offered a lot of cash.

    • MJFan83

      I’m not saying he’s a poor player by any means – but the hype on here for Fall is astounding.

      I’ve seen 3 of his summer games – he’s had his moments undoubtedly. He certainly can protect the rim, and can finish decent enough.

      But – he cant gaurd in space (NBA!), he has no post moves/relies strictly on hieght/playmakers for buckets. He doesnt rebound outside his bubble. He runs the floor well – for a 7’6 man, poor by NBA standards.

      Decent enough for 15ish mins a night, another Boban, except defense 1st. Good for 4 fouls vs Embiid – past this, theres literally no upside, has he’ll never be fluid enough to play big minutes.

  4. hiflew

    VC needs to be where there are a lot of young players that can learn from him. He is past the point of being a solid contributor on a contender, but he can definitely groom the next generation still. Atlanta is probably the best fit for him, but there are probably a few others that make sense as well including the Raptors.

  5. formerlyz

    Toronto needs help at the 2/3 spots, preferably shooting…maybe they should sign Vince Carter. He wants to play, it’s his last year, he fits a need…why not?

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