The Boston Celtics have nearly finalized their roster ahead of Wednesday night’s season opener.

Following the conclusion of their preseason, the C’s waived a handful of players. The most notable waives were Garrison Matthews and Jabari Parker. Celtics fans believed these two players were the competitors to take the final roster spot but Ime Udoka had different ideas.

Matthews did not play much during the preseason meanwhile Parker was showing off his offensive skills. Unfortunately for Parker, he failed to impress in his final outing alongside the starting rotation. The C’s must not have valued Parker highly enough to warrant the $2.3 million guaranteed contract if he was rostered by the season opener.

The other players waived were Theo Pinson, Ryan Arcidiacono, Juwan Morgan, and Chris Clemons. These players are all joining the Celtics G-league affiliate, the Maine Celtics.

Boston filled both of their two-way contract slots by retaining the sharpshooting Sam Hauser as well as picking up Brodric Thomas.

Thomas played for the Rockets and Cavaliers last season. In his 28 appearances with Cleveland, Thomas averaged 4.1 points in 13.4 minutes per game.

The Celtics still have one open standard roster spot heading into the season. If the Celtics fill that spot soon they will have their official 2021-22 roster finalized as they look to secure banner No. 18 for Boston.

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