Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Hustling fan favorite Shavlik Randolph will not return to the Boston Celtics next season. Representatives for Randolph, a six-year veteran center, were informed Thursday that the Celtics would not be picking up the $1.1 million option on his contract for the 2013-14 season, reports Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe. Randolph’s departure brings the Celtics’ roster size down to the maximum 15 players, but will not drop them below the $71.7 million luxury tax line. The Celtics have told Shavlik Randolph that they are not picking up his option, Randolph's agent tells the @BostonGlobe.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) August 01, 2013 Randolph, 29, signed two 10-day contracts with the Celtics in March, later signing through the end of the season with a non-guaranteed team option for a second season. He averaged 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game over 16 games with the Celtics. Filed under: Boston Celtics, Headlines, NESN Staff, Twitter

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