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October 21, 2014 Updates

Scott Agness: Celtics to waive #iubb’s Christian Watford today, per @Marc_DAmico. I was told going in that he most likely would stick in the D-League. Twitter @ScottAgness

Rondo underwent a reevaluation last week that showed encouraging progress, but he has not been cleared for contact with nine days to go before the Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets to open the 2014-15 season on Oct. 29. "I don't know. I still haven't had any contact yet," Rondo said when asked about playing on opening night. "The opener is a little bit over a week away. I don't want to set goals; I just want to go as my hand heals." ESPN.com

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. Boston Herald

October 20, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said there's a possibility that Rajon Rondo could be ready for game action on opening night, but the point guard cautioned against setting a firm timeline while he recovers from a fractured left hand. ESPN.com

October 19, 2014 Updates

But, truly, this is all just distraction from the fact the Celtics continue, for now, to occupy a rental unit in purgatory. Assuming the additions of Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, Evan Turner, Dwight Powell and two very promising first-round draft picks don’t have you scouting out positions on Boylston Street for a parade next June, why didn’t what Grousbeck hoped would transpire happen? According to multiple NBA sources, it wasn’t from lack of effort. “Boston was in the game,” said one opposing general manager. “Danny (Ainge) can get hard-headed about some things, but he was open to talking. He was active.” Boston Herald

Sitting inside the locker room at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, earlier this week as the Celtics prepared for an exhibition game in conjunction with the Red Claws, Bradley shook his head while reflecting back to the series of events that helped jump-start his NBA career. "I was a completely different person when I came back from Maine," Bradley said. "I remember I came back, and I hadn't got a haircut, and they called me a 'man on a mission.' That first practice, when I dunked on Perk and Doc ended it, from that day on, I felt like I belonged in this league." ESPN.com

Does Bradley envision the D-League as being a good experience for Young? "It's not my place to say anything like that, but the one thing I can say is that, from personal experience, it did help me out a lot," Bradley said. "And it did help me gain that confidence within myself and, not only that, it let my teammates know that I'm not scared to play at the next level. It was really, really big for me." ESPN.com

According to sources, however, the Celtics will hold off on making a decision on the 31-year-old point guard until they see what other moves are available. The Celts are still investigating trades large and small as they seek to either improve their team or create more roster flexibility for the future. Boston Herald

Friday’s deal accomplished the latter, with the C’s shedding nearly $900,000 in payroll and getting in better position versus the luxury tax. Despite the fact the Celtics like Bynum (Danny Ainge was the first to sign him as an undrafted free agent in 2005, though he was waived before the start of the regular season), if no other deals are made, he will be the odd man out as the club must drop from 16 guaranteed contracts to the maximum 15 for the regular season. The Celts already have Rajon Rondo, rookie Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey on the point guard depth chart. Boston Herald

Bynum took a physical in Boston yesterday, but he’ll have to cool his heels. “He will not be joining us (today),” coach Brad Stevens said of Bynum after the workout at Baruch College in Manhattan. “And from my standpoint, I’m going to know more on Monday when I get back.” Sources told the Herald that Bynum won’t play in Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Nets at the Garden. Boston Herald

Stevens, like Turner’s past coaches, wants to use every ounce of the 6-foot-7 swingman’s versatility, everywhere on the floor from point guard to small forward. And yes, he still must work on that jump shot. But the circumstances are different,. “For sure, for sure it’s about finding the right fit in this league,” Turner said. “Coming from Indy, for sure it’s different (now), because I started here at the start of the year. I have the opportunity to carve out my niche with my teammates, coming in at the start of the season. I have the opportunity to really get it done in practice. In Indy we had a lot of games, back to back to back, and there wasn’t a lot of time for practice. It was still fun, but being here to carve out your niche from Day 1 definitely helps me.” Boston Herald

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