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Celtics claim Jarrell Eddie who was waived by Atlanta Hawks


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The Celtics needed to cut one player to get down to the 15 roster spots.  Instead, they've added one.

Boston Celtics rumors 2014: Jarell Eddie claimed by Celtics after getting waived by Atlanta Hawks |

The undrafted, 6-foot-7, 220-pounder averaged 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds last season for the Hokies. More than half of his shot attempts came from behind the 3-point arc, where he shot 37.6 percent. Over three preseason appearances with the Hawks, Eddie averaged 2.7 points over 13.1 minutes per game. He was waived Tuesday as Atlanta trimmed its roster to 15 players.

Apparently there's a rule where the last 4 players cut by your team can be affiliated with your D-League franchise.  It looks like the Celtics have claimed Jarrell just for the right to cut him last and have him play with the Maine Red Claws.

It sounds like the Nets did this last year and the Knicks are doing it today as well.  What an odd league.


Celtics Claim Jarell Eddie Off Free Agent Waivers - RealGM Wiretap

Eddie was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks, and he drew multiple waiver bids before the Celtics were awarded his rights. Eddie, who has a non-guaranteed contract, could be being signed to be released as part of Boston’s allocated players to Maine in the NBA D-League.

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