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With the Celtics move to waive Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado, there has come a wave of speculation and rumors. Ben Rohrbach on WEEI Green Street gives possible reasons for waiving the two players ahead of the deadline to guarantee their contracts.
These moves save the Celtics a few hundred thousand dollars, which doesn’t sound like much, but it opens the possibility of adding a veteran minimum talent like Kenyon Martin down the road.
2) The departures of Joseph and Varnado free up the team’s final two roster spots. Considering Danny Ainge‘s rumored interest in just about every big on the market, including DeMarcus Cousins and Marcin Gortat, the Celtics could take on additional players or slightly more dollars in a potential trade.
Chris Forsberg on ESPN thinks that Danny will bide his time using 10 day contracts to fill out the roster until he makes his move. He also feels that the Celtics' level of play will determine what that move will be.
The question is whether Danny Ainge can find something to his liking on the trade market, or whether he will settle for the best available champion-chaser at the waiver deadline. Ultimately, Boston's ability to maintain its current level of play should dictate Ainge's approach. If Boston continues to play inspired defense, a minor move could suffice; a regression to their late-December ways might encourage Ainge to get a little more creative.
Scott Souza feels that Sully or Avery only included if an All Star comes in return and that unless the team totally falls apart, KG, Pierce and Rondo not included in any deals.
To those asking, think Bradley, Sullinger only go for All-Star return. Beyond them, KG, Rondo, Pierce, everyone 'available' in right deal.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 7, 2013
A Sherrod Blakely feels that the Celtics are positioning themselves for a multiplayer trade.
Two league sources contacted on Sunday said that the Celtics will look to bolster their roster via a multi-player trade.
And now that the C's are starting to play better, the C's will have more attractive trading pieces to work with.
While it's unlikely the Celtics will look to move any member of their big Three - Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett - league sources confirmed that there's "growing" interest in Courtney Lee who might become more expendable with the return of Avery Bradley.
Brandon Bass is another possible Celtic on the move, one league source said.
"But it's not like the Celtics are shopping those guys," the second source said. "They have some good players who haven't played as well I think as those players would want or what the Celtics expected."
And finally, Patrick Gilroy of NBAonNBC.com is really stirring the pot saying he feels that Danny is working to bring Cousins and Gay to Boston in a blockbuster trade. He adds that the potential hold up on the deal is the availability of Bradley vs Courtney Lee.
Get ready for the roller coaster ride between now and the trading deadline. In spite of the rabid rumors that have Twitter all atwitter, I believe that Danny will still be patient and wait to see how the team continues to play before making a big move. Hopefully Avery, Sully, Pierce, KG and Rondo are off the table.
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Players waived today: K. Joseph & J. Varnado (BOS), S. Samuels (CLE), C. Douglas-Roberts (DAL), S. Young (IND), L. Hayward (MIN) and ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 6, 2013This is a financial move on the Celtics part as deals become guaranteed for the season tomorrow. Waiving the recently signed Varnado is not unexpected, but I'm disappointed to see Joseph leaving...
The Miami Heat will likely sign shot-blocking forward Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
As long as Varnado clears league waivers on Tuesday afternoon, he will be eligible to a sign a 10-day contract with Miami. The Boston Celtics waived Varnado on Sunday.
Varnado had played sparsely in five games for the Celtics after a call...
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Celtics waived Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado today. This came out of nowhere and has not been reported by any local media as of yet. Could mean something, could mean nothing. Either way, stay tuned to Red’s Army for any further news/updates.
Players waived today: K. Joseph & J. Varnado (BOS), S. Samuels (CLE), C. Douglas-Roberts (DAL)...
The deadline for either waiving non-guaranteed contracts or making them guaranteed for the rest of the year is Monday at 5 pm. ESPN's Marc Stein tweeted today that the Celtics Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado were among the players waived today.
The fact that they waived Joseph comes as a surprise as Doc and Danny were both very high on his potential. He has spent the...
The Celtics opened up two roster spots on Sunday by waiving Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado, sparking speculation that the team could be clearing space to make a big-time trade.
While a blockbuster deal was not impossible, the Joseph and Varnado moves may have been mostly clerical in nature.
Joseph and Varnado’s deals were set to become guaranteed if they were still on the roster...
It's been a while since our last Rookie Report due to the holidays and a lot has happened in the time since our last. Jared Sullinger has recently been seeing extended minutes while proving he can be a reliable asset to the team in winning time. Fab Melo has put up record breaking numbers in the D-League and hurt himself of door frames. Finally is Kris Joseph who unfortunately...
The Celtics have waived forwards Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado.
If the Celtics had just waived Jarvis Varnado, no one would have batted an eye. The fact that they waived Kris Joseph, a kid they were pretty high on over the summer… well… we’re batting eyes all over the joint.
Suddenly, the Celtics have gone from “we don’t want to pay guys guaranteed money to do nothing” to “…….. what the F are these guys up to?”….. and...
Jarvis Varnado played limited minutes in five games for the Celtics after a call up from the D-League.
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The Celtics confirmed that they have waived Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado.
At 5 p.m. today, their contracts would have become guaranteed. An NBA source termed the release of Joseph, a rookie second-round draft...
The Red Claws lost their second straight home game as they dropped this one to the Canton Charge 92-81. Center Fab Melo is still with the Celtics recovering from the concussion. Fellow Celtic Kris Joseph once again came off the bench to play 25 minutes and add 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block.
DaJuan Summers led the Red Claws with 23 points, 12 rebounds...
After Jarvis Varnado and Kris Joseph were waived Sunday evening, CSNNE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely reported that the Celtics may be prepping for a trade, or at least the possibility of one:Two league sources contacted on Sunday said that the Celtics will look to bolster their roster via a multi-player trade.And now that the C’s are starting to play better, the C’s will have more...
The Red Claws were in action tonight as they hosted the Erie Bayhawks. The Red Claws didn't fare as well as their affiliate Celtics did as they lost to the Bayhawks 98-85. They were led by 19 points and 8 rebounds from DaJuan Summers. Scott VanderMeer filled in at center with Fab Melo still recuperating from the concussion and scored 9 points to go with 8 rebounds and 5 blocks...
After a flurry of chatter to the contrary Sunday night, the latest reports say Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is not coming to Boston.
The talk started after the Celtics waved Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado Sunday. Some speculated that was a move to free up cap space as the team positioned itself for a major deal, because waving Joseph caught many off guard.
Once that ball started...