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Boston Celtics cut three players from their roster

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Levi Randolph #64 of the Utah Jazz shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 15, 2015 at The Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Levi Randolph #64 of the Utah Jazz shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 15, 2015 at The Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Celtics are one step closer to their opening night roster. Bart Young Getty

On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics waived three players: Levi Randolph, Coty Clarke and Malcolm Miller. All were on non-guaranteed training camp contracts, and none were expected to make the team.

But their stay with the Celtics organization may not be over just yet. Here's ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg with more:

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The trio could remain within the Celtics' organization if they accept assignments to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. A fourth camp invite -- Corey Walden -- remains on the roster as Boston closes out its exhibition slate with a back-to-back later this week.

Boston still has 16 guaranteed contracts on their books, and need to shed at least one of them before opening night to field a legal roster. Perry Jones would appear to be the odd man out, but nothing is final until the Celtics make their official decision.