Celtics waive Chris Douglas-Roberts

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As expected after they completed the Austin Rivers trade, the Boston Celtics have officially waived Chris Douglas-Roberts, according to GM Danny Ainge.

The Celtics acquired Douglas-Roberts from the Clippers this week in the three-team deal that sent Rivers to Los Angeles. Boston also received Shavlik Randolph from Phoenix. It continues the trend of Boston unloading players they received in trades. They’ve already flipped Brandan Write (acquired in the Rajon Rondo trade) to Phoenix and Jameer Nelson to Denver for Nate Robinson, whom they promptly waived. The Celtics received Tayshaun Prince in the Jeff Green trade, and it’s expected that he’ll either be traded or bought out.

Douglas-Roberts could be a useful piece for a team that needs help at the wing. He’s signed only for the minimum, so he can be claimed on waivers by any team.