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Celtics waive forward Donte Greene

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On September 17, 2013 @ 1:53 pm In General | 10 Comments

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Donte Greene

As expected, the Celtics waived forward Donte Greene.

By waiving Greene, whom they acquired in exchange for Fab Melo on Aug. 15, the Celtics shave the $1.0 million necessary to get under the NBA’s $71.7 million luxury tax line. The C’s were forced into a hard cap as the result of the myriad pieces involved in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade.

The 6-foot-11 Green has averaged 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.8 minutes over 253 career games since being selected 28th overall in the 2008 NBA draft.

The move doesn’t mean much in Boston, especially considering Greene will reportedly play in China next season, but it officially stamps the C’s first-round selection of Melo last season as a failure. And not just because he fell off a chair and concussed himself on a door frame in separate incidents as a rookie.

The Celtics now have $71.2 million dedicated to 14 players, so this move allows Danny Ainge to sign an undrafted rookie for the $490,180 minimum out of training camp or a prorated veteran at some point later this season.

In general, this season hasn’t been a good one for Syracuse products turned Celtics. First they waived Kris Joseph for the second time in a calendar year after the Nets deal, then traded Melo and finally this Greene news.

This also closes another chapter of the Green(e) Curse. Donte joins Gerald Green, Rickey Green, Orien Greene and Sihugo Green on the list of Green(e)s who lasted no longer than two seasons in Boston. In fact, when Jeff Green suits up for the C’s this season, he will become the first Green to make it to Year 3 in green (#reporting).

HoopsHype first reported the move on Tuesday. [4]


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