Chris Babb had a couple decent moments in Boston, but it's too bad to see Chris Johnson cut. He was fun to watch as a spark off the bench and will hopefully make some other team's roster. The kid can play.
The Keith Bogans era in Boston is officially over.
Sources say Cavs are expected to package their three non-guaranteed deals (Erik Murphy, John Lucas and Malcolm Thomas) in trade for KBogans
All in all, not a bad haul for a guy that had no value to the Celtics besides his contract. As Jeff Goodman says, most of the guys Boston got won't make the team, except for Dwight Powell. He was picked in the second round, 45th overall, by Charlotte in June and was later dealt to Cleveland. The deal is happening now because Powell signed his contract on Aug. 23 and couldn't be traded for 30 days from that point.
Powell, 23, has good size, at 6'11" 240 lbs., and could easily take Vitor Faverani's spot on the roster if Boston decides to step away from the Brazilian given his drunken driving charge. In his senior year at Stanford, Powell put up 14 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.1 apg and 0.8 bpg.
Oh, and the draft picks. Danny Ainge won't stop until he has every draft pick in existence. The move also frees the team up to sign Evan Turner. Ainge and Stevens will certainly have plenty to talk about come training camp.
I have Boston with 20 players, now 4 in less 1, so 23 - still waiting to sign Evan Turner - need to waive 4