Which players will be the first to leave for the NBA?
The Boston Celtics announced Friday they’ve released forward Shavlik Randolph and center Marcus Thornton.
The Celtics were a surprise first to sign Randolph, and they’ve been a little busy lately, signing former Memphis Grizzlies guard Chris Kaman and New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMar DeRozan.
Thornton was a surprising addition to the Brooklyn Nets, and he’s been a regular contributor for them.
The team also cut its roster down to 40 players.
The latest headlines: Boston Celtics waive guard Shavik Randolph and guard Marcus Thornton for cash and waived guard Shilique Calhoun.
Boston Celtics guard Shavin Scott was released by the Brooklyn Hornets.
The Boston Globe: Brett Brown will return to Boston as assistant coach for the Celtics, the team announced Friday.
Brown, who was the Celtics’ director of basketball operations from January to March, will join the Celtics after a two-year stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brown was a graduate assistant under former coach Brad Stevens.
The Celtics had also dealt with a trade to the Houston Rockets for former Sacramento Kings point guard Jared Dudley on Friday.
Sources: New Orleans Pelicans waive guard DeMarre Carroll and guard Shvik Randolph.
New Orleans Hornets forward Shavin Taylor was released Friday by the New Orleans Kings.
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was released from the team on Friday and will be traded to the Cleveland Browns.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to come back home and I think it’s a good opportunity for all of the players on the team to get back on the court and to go back to our home court and compete again,” Porzinges said Friday.
“We’ve been playing a lot of basketball in New York over the past couple of years, so this is a good time to get on the floor.”
The Boston Celtics will release guard Shivon Walker and forward Marcus Thornton, according to the team.
Boston Celtics forward Shaver Thompson is on injured reserve, the league announced Friday afternoon.
He has not played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season.
The New Orleans Saints waived forward/guard James McAdoo on Friday, a league source confirmed to The Associated Press.
McAdee was released on Thursday after serving a three-game suspension.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called it a good day for players in the league and fans.
“Players deserve the best treatment, and the NBA and our partners at the league office have been very responsive to our players’ requests for a resolution of this issue,” Silver said in a statement.
James Harden, who signed with the Rockets last summer, and Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors’ reigning MVP, were released from their teams on Friday in a deal that sent two players to the Rockets and two to the Warriors.
In a move that stunned NBA fans, the Los Angeles Clippers released forward LaMarcus Aldridge on Friday morning, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Golden State Warriors forward LaMarre Scott, center, and forward Kevon Looney were released Friday on a trade from the Los Angelos Clippers.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Golden State Golden State forward LaMichael James were released by Houston and waived by the Golden States, sources told Woj, citing league sources.
Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans was released early Friday on an injury designation.
Denver Nuggets guard Kenneth Faried, a free agent, was waived Friday by Sacramento.
Dallas Mavericks guard DeAndre Jordan was released Thursday by the Dallas Mavericks, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Indiana Pacers guard Lavoy Allen, who spent the last two seasons with the Miami Heat, was released and waived Friday.
Miami Heat forward Marques Bolden was released.
Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Terrence Ross was released earlier this week by the Sacramento Kings, according the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Quick.
Miami Heat forward Terrence Jones was released late Thursday by Sacramento Kings.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jahlil Okafor was released Saturday by the Charlotte Hornets.