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The Celtics roster is close to being filled with 14 of the 15 spots already taken. In addition to the 15 regular roster spots, NBA teams are also allowed two two-way spots for players who alternate time between the parent team and the G-League affiliate.

Boston had two such 2-way players, Jabari Bird and Kadeem Allen with the team last season. Both are participating in the Las Vegas Summer League, and it appears the Celtics are about to release Allen to create a 2-way spot for another player. Bird is currently a restricted free agent after receiving a qualifying offer from Boston.


Bird may be heading to a standard NBA contract with the Celtics or another NBA team, while Allen may be heading overseas. There are several Summer League prospects for Kadeem's two-way spot, including 6'7" Hassan Martin who has impressed in Las Vegas.

If Jabari obtains a standard contract, that will open up a second 2-way roster slot for another prospect, and at this point, we know Danny Ainge has a decent idea of the player he wants there. Meanwhile, that 15th and last standard slot sits empty as Marcus Smart and the Celtics await a resolution on his contract.

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Tom Lane 7/15/2018 10:07:00 AM Edit
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