Just days after the Celtics claimed undrafted rookie Jarell Eddie on waivers from the Atlanta Hawks, the team has sent him packing.
Eric Pincus from Basketball Insiders was first to report the news last night.
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge spoke about Eddie before the team practiced on Friday.
“He’s a player that we’ve watched in college at Virginia Tech and in his exhibition games with Atlanta. He’s always a player that has been intriguing to us, and we are just going to evaluate him before training camp ends.
“He obviously won’t learn our stuff that quick, but we’ll put him through some workouts after practice and evaluate him over the next couple days. That’s really all it is,” Ainge said.
After waiving Eddie, a 6-foot-7 sharpshooting swingman, Boston’s current roster is down to 16 players ahead of Monday’s league deadline to finalize a 15-man roster. A league source tells Boston.com that the Celtics continue to shop point guard Will Bynum to help the team trim the roster down to 15 players.
If he clears waivers, Eddie may be headed to the NBA D-League to play with the Maine Red Claws.
“We’ll continue to evaluate him wherever he plays,” Ainge said Friday when asked about Eddie’s future. “We just wanted to take the time to evaluate him while we have some time right now.”