Per a report from The Athletic’s Jay King, the Boston Celtics are waiving Ryan Arcidiacono and Juwan Morgan:
The Celtics are waiving Ryan Arcidiacono and Juwan Morgan, league sources tell @theathleticnba.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 15, 2021
As both Arcidiacono and Morgan were on Exhibit 10 contracts, it’s likely both players will land with the Maine Celtics of the G League as Affiliate Players. Both players will stay linked to Boston, and the Celtics system, but will be considered NBA free agents and able to sign with any NBA team. In addition, both Arcidiacono and Morgan will receive a bonus if they remain with Maine for a pre-determined amount of days.
Arcidiacono signed with Boston late in the offseason. He spent the first four years of his career with the Chicago Bulls. Arcidiacono appeared in two preseason games and played 22 minutes. He missed all five of his field goal attempts.
Morgan signed with the Celtics in mid-September. He played for the Utah Jazz for the first two years of his career. Morgan was behind at the start of training camp due to a hamstring injury. He played just six minutes in one preseason appearance for Boston. Morgan missed both of his field goal attempts.
The Celtics roster now stands at 18 players. Boston still has one open Two-Way spot, alongside Sam Hauser. Both Garrison Mathews and Theo Pinson are in competition for that spot, as well as a potential standard roster spot.
Jabari Parker is the only other Celtics player that doesn’t have a fully guaranteed contract. Parker’s deal is guaranteed for $100,000, and will become guaranteed for $1.1 million if he’s still with Boston on opening night.
NBA teams have until 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, October 16 to waive non-guaranteed players without incurring a cap hit. All rosters must be finalized by Monday, October 18.