NBA rumors: Celtics waive Denzel Valentine

The Boston Celtics are tweaking their roster ahead of Sunday’s preseason opener.

According to Jared Weiss and Shams Charania of The Athletic, C is waived guard Denzel Valentine. The 28-year-old signed a training camp deal with Boston in August. twenty two.

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Valentine was originally acquired by the Maine Celtics on a waiver in January. 2022. He averaged 14.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 12 games with Boston G-League affiliates. He was considered a long shot for the Celtics’ regular-season lineup.

The C team reportedly waived Valentine’s move shortly after signing veteran Blake Griffin to a fully guaranteed one-year deal.

The Celtics will kick off the preseason with Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.

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