As expected, the team cut 2 players today. Bulpett reports in the Herald:
The Celtics took a fairly expected route today with their last cuts, dropping Luke Jackson and Brian Grant by the 6 p.m. deadline to get down to the maximum roster of 15. Players have to be on waivers for two business days, so today’s cuts were necessary to meet the Monday 6 p.m. deadline for finalized rosters. Jackson was acquired in an October 13 deal with Cleveland and was unable to get much of a look. Grant was acquired from Phoenix in the trade that netted the draft rights to Rajon Rondo, but he never joined the club in person. In addition, the Celts will pick up their option for a the 2007-08 season on Tony Allen. That move could come as soon as today or Friday.
Bulpett also announces that they will be picking up Allen's option possibly by tomorrow.
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I'm not upset that we didn't hold onto Luke Jackson. We are loaded with talent at the wings so its not like we are losing anything. I think he has a definite NBA game, but just needs to latch onto the right team who will give him a chance to shine (Seattle would be a nice fit for him).
Plus, with Wally and Delonte shooting the ball well in preseason, Doc and Ainge decided it was better to hold onto frontcourt depth rather than keep more shooters on the team.