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Magic decline C.J. Wilcox’s fourth-year option

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The Magic have a troubling recent history of squandering positive assets with no real discernable return. Orlando has dumped: Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Channing Frye Shabazz Napier Could C.J. Wilcox fit the trend? The Magic declined Wilcox’s fourth-year rookie-scale option, letting him become an unrestricted free agent next offseason rather than guarantee his $2,183,328 salary [more]

Report: Celtics decline James Young’s team option

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James Young¬†barely made the Celtics’ regular season roster this year. They’re not holding a spot for him for next year. Boston is declining Young’s $2,803,507 team option for 2017-18. Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports: Sources confirm to the @TheVertical that Boston will not pick up the 4th year of James Young contract. — Bobby Marks [more]

Reports: Celtics waive R.J. Hunter, keep James Young

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The Celtics’ final regular-season roster spot came down to a couple recent first-round picks who had guaranteed salaries on their rookie-scale deals: James Young (No. 17 pick in 2014) R.J. Hunter (No. 28 pick in 2015) Young won. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Boston Celtics have waived RJ Hunter, source told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman [more]

Reports: Celtics waive No. 51 pick Ben Bentil, offering R.J. Hunter or James Young for second-rounder

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The Celtics knew they drafted too many players, which is why they convinced No. 16 pick Guerschon Yabusele and No. 23 pick Ante Zizic to remain overseas and No. 58 pick Abdel Nader to sign with the D-League. That will allow Boston to maintain exclusive NBA negotiating rights on all three players. But that still [more]