Celtics Waive Jordan Schakel, Taylor Funk, Brandon Slater

The Celtics have waived guard Jordan Schakel, and forwards Taylor Funk and Brandon Slater, according to the NBA transactions log.Jordan Schakel

All three players are likely headed to the Main Celtics of the G League, where they will be eligible for a $75,000 bonus should they remain with the franchise for 60 days.

Schakel, 25, is 6-foot-6 and went undrafted out of San Diego State. He has spent most of his pro career in the G League, most recently with the Santa Cruz Warriors after a trade with the Capital City Go-Go in November. He has appeared in four NBA games, all with the Wizards.

Funk, 25, is 6-8 and went undrafted out of Utah State in 2023. He spent the offseason with the Heat in the NBA Summer League, appearing in four games.

Slater, 24, is 6-7 and went undrafted out of Villanova this past summer.

“Much like Funk and Schakel, Slater is an older (24) and rangy, long wing able to defend, but has faults in his game that led the Virginia native to go undrafted out of Villanova in 2023,’ wrote Justin Quinn of Celtics Wire. “Unlike them, his shot from deep needs work.”

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