Earlier this summer a return to the Boston Celtics roster seemed very realistic for big man Shavlik Randolph.

That was before the Celtics drafted a pair of 7-footers in June and then signed Brazilian big man Vitor Faverani.

The addition of Faverani and Phil Pressey this week brought the C's guaranteed contract total to 15 which is the NBA maximum.

Despite there seemingly being no place for Randolph on the roster he remains confident that the 2013-2014 season will begin with him as a member of the Celtics.

The C's have until August 1 to waive Randolph. Otherwise his contract becomes guaranteed for the season.

"All indications are still that I will be back" Randolph told CSNNE.com in a phone interview on Wednesday. "Of course anything can happen in the NBA. I understand this is a business. But you won't feel totally at ease until the deadline comes and goes."

In order for Randolph to stick around the Celtics have to trade or waive at least one player.

Boston appears to have a logjam at both the shooting guard and power forward positions.