Boston Celtics: Rob Kurz

C's waive Downs, Kurz

October, 26, 2012
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The Boston Celtics formally announced the release of training camp invites Micah Downs and Rob Kurz on Friday, officially trimming their roster to the opening-day capacity of 15 players.

The pair had not been spotted at practice this week and the announcement had been expected, particularly after Kris Joseph was told after Wednesday's practice he had made the 15-man roster. It will be interesting to see if either Downs or Kurz lands with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

Both Downs and Kurz were long shots to make the roster, particularly after the Celtics signed veteran Leandro Barbosa last week to add depth at the guard position. Both players had nice moments in camp, particularly Downs, whose play deserves to catch the attention of another squad (whether it's in the NBA or overseas).

Source: C's invite Kurz to camp

September, 13, 2012
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Former Notre Dame standout Rob Kurz will attend training camp with the Boston Celtics on a non-guaranteed deal, according to a league source.

Kurz, who appeared in 40 games for the Golden State Warriors after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008, has split the last three years between the D-League (Fort Wayne) and overseas (Spain, Germany, and France). He signed with the Chicago Bulls near the end of the 2009-10 season, but was waived that summer.

Kurz is a 6-foot-9 forward, who averaged 3.9 points and 2 rebounds over 11.1 minutes per game with the Warriors. He provides an extra body for camp to keep the wear and tear off veteran legs, while also giving himself a chance to earn an NBA job.

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