The Celtics have waived Shavlik Randolph, the team announced on Thursday via official release. Had they not done so, his salary of $1,106,942 would have become fully guaranteed for next season.
Boston now has 15 players with guaranteed contracts on the books, which is the maximum a team is allowed to carry during the regular season. Second round draft pick Colton Iverson remains unsigned for now, and at this point, the team would have to create a spot to add him.
Randolph was a late-season addition to the Celtics, but managed to make an impact in his brief time with the team. Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston dug up some fairly impressive numbers:
Randolph was on NBA rosters for five total seasons with the Sixers, Blazers, and Heat, and played the last two-plus seasons overseas before getting the call to join the Celtics in March.