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Boston Celtics Waive Chris Johnson, Jamar Smith

The Boston Celtics have waived training camp invitees Jamar Smith and Chris Johnson according to the team's official Twitter account.

This is a bit unfortunate, for them anyway, but something that was all but inevitable considering the Celtics had invited 20 players to training camp - 13 of which with guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season.  All isn't completely lost, though, as the Celtics presumably saw enough of them throughout the week that they'll be familiar with them if a need arises for a midseason call-up.

Until then?  Well, they'll probably end up with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League where Celtics coach Doc Rivers will apparently still consider them a part of the organization.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers admitted he's a little too focused on getting his own team ready for the 2010-11 season to pay too much mind to a change in the NBA Development League allocation rules that will allow Boston to stockpile as many as three camp cuts on the roster of the Maine Red Claws this season.  Rivers did admit that, for the invitees that are likely to end up as camp casualties, it's a good opportunity to stay in the organization.

I'll probably try and get catch up with these players over the weekend to see if I can hash out their feelings on playing in the D-League and then get everyone familiar with them from there.