The Boston Celtics have released a statement that guard Keith Bogans has been excused from the team for personal reasons.
The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Keith Bogans has been excused from the team indefinitely for personal reasons. Bogans remains under contract with the Celtics during this time.
That was the entire statement – so there is no explanation for exactly what the reasons for Bogans’ absence are, though he remains under contract. He is in the final two years of his deal, and they are non-guaranteed, which puts the Celtics in position to waive him without consequences or use his cap-friendly contract as a trade piece. If Bogans remains under contract he will make $5.1 million this season.
Bogans, 33, hasn’t appeared in any of the last four Celtics games, and has made only six appearances for the team this season, averaging two points per game. With the Brooklyn Nets last season Bogans played 19 minutes per game for 74 games as the team reached the playoffs, and was acquired by the Celtics in the Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry trade.