After choosing not to pick up the option on Gabe Pruitt's contract, the Celtics waived the point guard on Friday.

"We like Gabe but he was not going to get a chance to play much with Marquis (Daniels) coming in," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe. "He has a bright future and this will give him a chance to play elsewhere."

The Celtics were expected to use Pruitt to back up Rajon Rondo last season following a slew of injuries, but the signing of Stephon Marbury cut Pruitt's playing time considerably.

Pruitt, 23, averaged two points in 47 games with the Celtics last season. Without Pruitt, the Celtics could have four options at point guard with Rondo, Daniels, Eddie House and Lester Hudson.