Celtics Cut Losses and Waive 2016 1st-Round Pick Guerschon Yabusele

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With an influx of young talent set to take Boston by storm, former 16th overall pick Guerschon Yabusele has been left as the odd man out. Today, the Celtics placed him on waivers to free up a roster spot.

It's a harsh reality for Yabusele, who has plenty of promise when he was drafted in 2016 but simply didn't pan out the way the front office wanted him to. After just two years in Celtics green, he finds himself looking for a new squad to run with.

In those two seasons with Boston, Yabusele averaged just 6.6 minutes a game, coupling that with 2.3 points and less than a rebound. His fate resembles that of many other international prospects from the 2016 draft class, joining the likes of Georgios Papagiannis and Dragan Bender as international players who simply haven't panned out. The latter of the two, though, is still in the league with Phoenix, the team that drafted him fourth overall.

Yabusele is still just 23, and with the right coaching, he may still be able to reach his potential from draft night.

It just won't be in Boston.