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Celtics waive Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, Chris Johnson claimed by Sixers

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With the pending signings of Evan Turner and re-signing of Chris Watkins, the training camp roster is at 20.

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While it's great to see Chris Johnson get a look in Philly, it's a shame that the roster math didn't work out for him to get a chance to make it in Boston's training camp.  He never played with KG, but he was all grit and balls.  So now, with the waiving of JLIII and Malcolm Thomas, the Celtics have enough room to finally sign Evan Turner and re-sign Chris Watkins to a camp invite and bring the training camp roster to 20.  There will still need to be cuts by the start of the regular season, but the Celtics do have the option to assign three players to the Maine Red Claws and have them affiliated with the team.

Media Day kicks off the preseason tomorrow at 2 pm EST.