Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 8/1/13
The deed is done.  According to ESPN Insider, Jeff Goodman, the Celtics have informed Shavlik Randolph that they will not be picking up his team option for the 2013-14 season.  Although I'm surprised it took until nearly 6:00 this evening, Boston's waiving of Randolph shouldn't come as a shock. Had the Celtics picked up the big man's $1.1 million option they would have been responsible for 16 guaranteed contracts which is one more than the league allows for. If that was the case then Danny Ainge would have needed to put together a trade that would have either taken back less than the amount of players sent out or none at all. Randolph was originally brought on late last season as a last-ditch effort to acquire some help on the glass but he proved to be a little more than just a rebounder. In 16 games with the green and white the former Duke Blue Devil averaged 12.2 points, 12.7 rebounds (5.1 offensive), 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes.  Based on those numbers alone, one has to
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