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Celtics Reportedly Waiving Guerschon Yabusele

13 July 2019

The Celtics are moving on from a former first-round pick.

The Boston Celtics will waive forward Guerschon Yabusele, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Wednesday.

Yabusele was one of the Celtics' three first-round draft picks in 2016, at No. 16. As of now, though, Boston reportedly has no plans to use its final roster spot on the 7-foot-7 fan favorite, content to retain his G-League rights in the likely event he's waived after training camp.

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The Celtics had a chance to part ways with Yabusele at year's end without any financial hit, but last October they picked up his $3.1 million option for the 2019-20 season.

The Celtics have reportedly signed second-round pick Tremont Waters to a two-way contract, which means he wouldn't count against the 15-man roster. They have often preferred to leave a spot open at the start of the season in order to maintain extra roster flexibility in case of injuries, but in this case they may look to bolster their thin frontcourt.

Ultimately, the Celtics' open roster spot could go to veteran help for the frontcourt on a minimum deal.

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It could be more realistic that they shift Waters to the main roster and sign Fall to a two-way deal.

"It's been a great experience so far", Fall said after the win.

"Denver's Brandon Goodwin made the right play and stepped in front of 7'7" Tacko Fall in transition, and he drew the charge, but he paid the price for it and had to come out of the game for a while after this blow.

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Celtics Reportedly Waiving Guerschon Yabusele