The Celtics trimmed down its roster to 15 by waiving guards Will Bynum, Tim Frazier and Rodney McGruder, forwards Erik Murphy and Christian Watford and guard/forward Jarell Eddie on Monday, according to the team's official website.
What had been anticipated is now official - the Celtics have waived power forward Erik Murphy. Murphy played 62 minutes in 24 games for Chicago and Utah last season. He scored six points and blocked four shots.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens announced Tuesday the team will waive forward/center Erik Murphy, swingman Christian Watford, and guards Tim Frazier and Rodney McGruder this week, according to Boston.com. "They've been great," Stevens said. "I wish I didn't have to waive them. They've been great teammates, they've put in extra work, they've come back in small groups and worked. But a couple of them had made mention that they've gotten better and that makes me feel good. They were all real professionals about it. I will root for them for sure."
The Cavaliers have acquired swingman Keith Bogans from the Celtics, in exchange for the non-guaranteed contracts of John Lucas, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas and Dwight Powell on Thursday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Boston will also receive a pair of future second round picks, and will have the option of waiving any of the players they acquired with non-guaranteed deals.
The Jazz have agreed to trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cavaliers in exchange for Carrick Felix, $1 million and a future second-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reports. The trade gives the Cavaliers three non-guaranteed contracts, which could help with the logistics of a potential Kevin Love acquisition. Felix signed a four-year deal last offseason and is still due more than $1.75 million over the next two seasons.
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