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Celtics to waive F Yabusele

13 July 2019

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

The Boston Celtics waived Guerschon Yabusele on Wednesday, sparking a small flurry of interest in what the team will do with its final roster spot.

Yabusele has not done much in the NBA since Boston took him 16th overall out of France in the 2016 NBA Draft.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Celtics' roster might undergo even more change before the season starts up in October. 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. There appeared to be a new opportunity this year after the departures of Al Horford, Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris, but the Celtics filled holes by drafting forward Grant Williams and signing Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier. So it is plausible, for example, that Waters could shine in the coming months and have his deal converted, potentially opening up a two-way slot for Fall.

"It's been a great experience so far", Fall said after the win. Of course not. It's just the more realistic avenue for Danny Ainge at this point. The Celtics planned to sign second-round pick Tremont Waters and undrafted Max Strus to their pair of available two-way deals but could also elevate one of those players to Yabusele's roster spot if they preferred to make Fall a two-way player.

Celtics to waive F Yabusele