WALTHAM - The Celtics announced their final roster moves at 6pm today, waiving swingman Luke Jackson and power forward Brian Grant, setting their regular season roster at the league maximum of 15 players.

By league rule, players must be avaialble on waivers for two business days before the October 30 6 pm deadline.

Jackson was acquired from Cleveland on October 13, 2006 in exchange for forward Dwayne Jones, and he appeared in four games for the Celtics in the exhibition season, scoring 11 points in 21 minutes of action.

Grant was acquired in the draft night deal for the draft rights to Rajon Rondo in exchanged for a future first round pick. Grant was not expected to play for the Celtics when the deal was made and did not attend training camp for the Celtics, although he remained under contract until today.

The team also announced that it has picked up the team option on Tony Allen's contract.

The Celtics open their regular season on Wednesday night at the TD Banknorth Garden against the New Orleans Hornets.