Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics officially waived Kadeem Allen on Sunday, the team announced in a press release.

Drafted with the 53rd overall pick in 2017, the 25-year-old Allen became the franchise’s first-ever two-way player last July. Used beyond sparingly, Allen averaged 1.1 points in 5.9 minutes per game over his 18 games played with the Celtics.

The move comes with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge looking to maintain roster flexibility, as Allen’s two-way deal would have become a guaranteed deal for the 2018-19 season had he remained on the roster after today.

With Allen out of the fold, the Celtics will likely look to bring in another player on a two-way contract.

Summer League standout Hassan Martin is a potential candidate for the Celtics’ open two-way contract.

Martin, who played in Japan last season, has had an impressive Summer League with the Celtics, averaging 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, along with a a 54 percent field goal percentage thanks to makes on 15 of his 28 attempts.

A relatively new addition to the NBA, two-way contracts are for players who will spend the majority of the season in the NBA G League (Allen appeared in 34 G League games with Maine last year), and cannot spend more than 45 days with their NBA team. Players on two-way deals are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league.