Will Bynum Waived As Celtics Trim Roster To NBA-Maximum 15 Players

Will BynumLadies and gentlemen, meet the 2014-15 Boston Celtics.

The Celtics finalized their opening-night roster Monday, two days ahead of their regular-season opener. Will Bynum, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Pistons just 10 days ago, was one of the unsurprising cuts to pare down Boston’s roster to the maximum-allowable 15 players.

Bynum joined Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy and Christian Watford as those officially waived Monday.

All except Frazier and Bynum were actually released last week; Frazier was kept on to provide point guard depth in Boston’s preseason finale last Wednesday, and Bynum was retained while Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge tried to work out a last-minute trade.

With no deal coming to fruition, the Celtics evidently chose to eat Bynum’s $2.9 million contract, although they are not on the hook to pay any luxury tax for the coming season at the moment.

The Celtics open the season Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden.

The final roster appears below.

2014-15 Boston Celtics Roster
30 Brandon Bass, forward
0 Avery Bradley, guard
38 Vitor Faverani, center
8 Jeff Green, forward
41 Kelly Olynyk, forward
12 Dwight Powell, forward
26 Phil Pressey, guard
9 Rajon Rondo, guard
36 Marcus Smart, guard
7 Jared Sullinger, forward
4 Marcus Thornton, guard
11 Evan Turner, guard/forward
45 Gerald Wallace, forward
13 James Young, guard/forward
44 Tyler Zeller, center

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