Celtics cut three, Stiemsma still remains

Celtics cut three, Stiemsma still remains
December 22, 2011, 7:50 pm
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WALTHAM The Boston Celtics moved forward with their roster on Thursday, by cutting three free agent forwards.

Power forward Jamal Sampson was the first player waived. He was soon followed by small forward Gilbert Brown and forwardcenter Michael Sweetney.

That leaves center Greg Stiemsma as the lone free agent still in camp.

Although he was on pretty good footing with the Celtics prior to the preseason finale on Wednesday, he certainly helped his cause with seven points, five rebounds and solid defense in the C's 81-73 win over Toronto.

The roster is down to 14 players, which is not all that surprising.

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said the team does not plan to carry a full 15-man roster at this point, well aware that players they might have interest in could be waived and thus, available to be signed by the C's.

"We're looking around," Rivers said. "I still think there'll be buyouts. So many things can happen. We want to make sure we can do it quick."

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