To the surprise of no one, Evan Turner will officially (finally) be signed and introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics, ...soon. This isn't really news actually, but it is nice to hear some confirmation of what we already knew.
Source says #Celtics signing of Evan Turner will be completed/announced before training camp starts on Sept. 30. #Celticstalk— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 21, 2014
Boston Celtics rumors 2014: Evan Turner will officially sign before training camp, according to report | masslive.com
The Celtics kept Turner in limbo for a bit more flexibility throughout the offseason. Now, though, we're fewer than 10 days away from training camp. The Celtics still need to trim at least one other player from their roster by then, plus two additional bodies before the regular season. Those numbers do not include training camp invitees Tim Frazier, Christian Watford and Rodney McGruder; all have little to no chance of making the final cut and could be destined for the Maine Red Claws.
Danny Ainge will likely make one last push to make a trade or two to trim the roster. There are no shortage of ways that the Celtics could trim the roster down but the most likely is that Kieth Bogans will finally be waived. Though I think there's a good chance that he's traded for a TPE and then waived by his new team. At least there's an end date to this ongoing, annoying, tease-us-into-thinking-fireworks-are-still-possible saga.