Celtics cut Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, Erik Murphy; more coming

Boston began trimming it’s roster today from the 20 available bodies for training camp down to the 15 allowed during the regular season:Brad Stevens says Celtics will keep Tim Frazier through tomorrow night but will waive Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, Erik Murphy today.— Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) October 21, 2014There are no surprises here, although there was a bit of speculation that Murphy, a second round pick of the Bulls last year, might have an outside shot at sticking with the C’s.  You can expect Frazier to be cut as well after the final preseason game tomorrow night.That leaves just one more spot to go, which is almost certain to be the newly acquired Will Bynum, unless the Celtics pull off another trade in the next week.  Via Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald:Will Bynum, who is expected to be waived this week after coming over from Detroit in last week’s Joel Anthony trade, was, as expected, a ghost yesterday. ‘He’s not here,’ Stevens said simply….

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Trial 44 Minute Game Tested, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn Nets

After much speculation on how the shortened game time would effect the game it was finally put to a test yesterday. In Boston, they wanted to see how much the 44 Minute game time would effect not only the playing time of each player but the amount of points scored in games. Players who benefit the most out of the 11 minute quarters are your run of the mill big power forwards, such as Jared Sullinger. He described his playing experience as a shocker considering the fact that he went to sit out with 5 and half minutes compared to the usual 7 minutes when he is taken out in a regular 12 minute quarter. In his outing against the Nets, Jared scored 21 points and added 19 rebounds. Then, you have players who are used to playing almost a full length game (when healthy) such as Deron Williams. In an interview, on the court, he stated that he didn’t really see the difference, he just kept doing his job of facilitating the ball. “It’s really hard to tell a minute a quarter (and) 4 minutes a g…

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Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

Sullinger scores 21 points Celtics beat Nets 95-90 in experimental 44-minute game

      
 

 

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Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets 10/19/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Boston Celtics took on the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason game on Sunday. 

After winning just 25 games a season ago, the Celtics are looking to rebuild and contend in the wide-open Eastern Conference, while the Nets have their sights set on returning to the postseason.

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Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game (Yahoo Sports)

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 19: Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics goes for the dunk against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on October 19, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brookyln Nets 95-90 on Sunday in an experimental 44-minute game.


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Another trade coming? Investigating ways the Celtics can get their roster to 15 players

With less than two weeks until opening night, the Celtics have 20 players in camp, five more than the 15 player maximum that they need to cut down to before their first game.However, four of those cuts are relatively easy to project, as Christian Watford, Erik Murphy, Rodney McGruder and Tim Frazier are all working under non-gauranteed contracts/camp invitations. Whenever the Cs want to release them, they can do so without paying them a dime. So that gets us to 16, but what about the final move? The Celtics are one of only two teams in the NBA with 16 players under guaranteed contracts (weirdly enough, the other is Detroit, the team the Celtics just traded Joel Anthony to in exchange for Will Bynum, which solved neither team’s roster crunch), and they’re going to either need to cut or trade someone before they take the floor on the 29th against the Nets. Here are some thoughts about how the Cs could do just that. Cuts: Barring something truly shocking, here are the players I…

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Celtics trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum

The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. The Celtics made the move to reduce their books.  Anthony is set to make $3.8 million this season, while Bynum will earn $2.9 million, saving the team $900,000. Anthony, 32, was acquired by the Celtics from the Miami Heat in January. “We’re getting a physical, experienced player who has a lot of intangibles and a lot of basketball savvy and strength to help our front line,” Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said Friday of Anthony. It’s unclear if the Celtics will keep Bynum. He appeared in 56 games for the Detroit Pistons last season where he averaged 8.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 18.8 minutes per game. The post Celtics trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum appeared first on Sports Glory.

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Celtics find Rondo sub in trade with Pistons

The Pistons added size, while the Celtics got a short-term replacement for Rajon Rondo.

      
 

 

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Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum.

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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers 10/16/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA‘s youngest teams squared off on Thursday night when the Boston Celtics faced the Philadelphia 76ers. Both the Celtics and Sixers were eager to improve on last year’s disappointing results, and the preseason provided valuable experience for their myriad young players.

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