The Boston Celtics have declined to pick up reserve forward Shavlik Randolph’s $1.1 million team option for the 2013-14 season. Randolph’s contract would’ve become guaranteed if he were still on the roster Thursday, and the Celtics are working frantically to get under the NBA luxury tax threshold. As of now, Boston still has a salary commitment of about $72.5 million, which is still over the $71.75 million luxury tax line for the 2013-14 season.
This isn’t exactly a significant loss for a Celtics team that traded away future hall-of-famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this offseason. In 16 regular-season games with the Celtics, the 29-year-old Randolph averaged 4.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 12.4 minutes.