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Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, and Christian Watford were brought to camp with the expectation of being funneled to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as affiliated players. They’ve worked countless hours over the past month with Maine’s new coach Scott Morrison is preparation for the likelihood they’ll land with the Claws. The Celtics can assign up to four players to Maine as affiliated players, which means someone like Erik Murphy could also explore that opportunity if he’s not enticed by another opportunity, including what’s likely to be more lucrative overseas offers.
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The Celtics have invited former Penn State guard Tim Frazier, Kansas State swingman Rodney McGruder, and Indiana forward Christian Watford to training camp, according to reports. With Colton Iverson signing with a team in Spain and Mike Moser likely headed to another training camp, the Celtics will enter camp with 21 players. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are under nonguaranteed contracts and the club has yet to announce the Evan Turner deal, making their 15-man roster rather uncertain. Center Vitor Faverani remains under contract as well as Joel Anthony, who accepted his $3.8 million option for next season. Training camp is likely to remain at the team’s Waltham practice facility and not at Salve Regina in Newport R.I.
With the 2013 NBA Draft less than two weeks away, the Clippers will ratchet up their prospect workout schedule this week. The team will begin a slate of four workouts in five days with Monday’s mix of big men and guards. The group is highlighted by Kansas senior Jeff Withey, who was one of the nation’s top shot blockers his final two years in Lawrence. Joining Withey will be forward Kenny Kadji (Miami) and guards Rodney McGruder (Kansas State) and Matthew Dellavedova (St. Mary’s).