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It’s really a minor housekeeping move, but the Celtics did the expected quite quickly and signed all 3 of their new rookies.
Terms of the deal were not announced, but the base salary for first-round picks was slotted at $1.089 million for Sullinger (21st overall pick) and $1.045 million (22nd). First-round draft picks can be inked at up to 120 percent of that base salary, which the Celtics have done in each of the past two seasons, giving first-round picks Avery Bradley (19th in 2010) and JaJuan Johnson (27th in 2011) a slight bump.
Second-round contracts typically check in at the minimum, which for next season is $473,604.
Next up for these guys, the Las Vegas Summer League. It will be the Celtics first chance to see these guys running around playing against some at least marginal NBA talent. It should be a good field, though, and we’ll get at least some idea of what these guys can and can’t do.
On that note, I will be attending the Vegas Summer League and will have full scouti...
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When last season opened, every prediction involving the Celtics included an addendum: "if they can stay healthy." A team dominated by three players 34 years old or older and a fourth, center Jermaine O'Neal, just past his 33rd birthday was bound to run into medical issues eventually. Injuries indeed played a factor in Boston's inability to get past the Miami Heat...
Among the uncertainties surrounding whether the Celtics will re-sign Ray Allen and Jeff Green, at least one thing isn't in question -- the coach's opinion. Doc Rivers said Sunday that he wants the C's to bring back both Allen and Green, who are free agents this offseason. He seemed to think Boston would have a pretty good chance getting both players to stay. "We...
Remember that Greg Stiemsma is a restricted free-agent. The Celtics will have the opportunity to match any offer.
Despite a talented roster that includes Kevin Love, Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio, the Wolves are a bit thin at center.
FYI – Jerry Zgoda is the Wolves beat reporter for the Star Tribune.
BOUND FOR BOSTON
Unrestricted free agent guard Jason Terry and the Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal for what is believed to be $15 million.
Celtics president Danny Ainge is determined to keep the team's
Big Three in Boston next season.
Did Kevin Garnett just become the highest paid coach in professional basketball? Just a couple days after the Celtics wrapped up their 2012 NBA Draft, where they selected Jared Sullinger and Feb Melo with the 21st and 22nd picks, Danny Ainge announced the team was bringing back Kevin Garnett on a three-year, $34M extension. [...]
Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Celtics are close to a deal with Jason Terry. In 3 separate tweets, Spears reveals this information
Celtics are in final discussions on terms of a multi-year deal with Mavericks free agent guard Jason Terry, sources tells Yahoo! Sports.
Keep in mind Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he wanted both Ray Allen & Jason Terry
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves confirmed Tuesday that they have met with free agent forwards Greg Stiemsma, Nicolas Batum and Jordan Hill. Team representatives were also on a call with free agent Ray Allen on Monday.
In the first two days of free agency, which began at 11 p.m. on Saturday night, the Timberwolves brought three free agents to Minneapolis. Greg Stiemsma, a forward who...
Jason Terry expected to land a three-year deal paying the mid-level exception from the Celtics, sources told Yahoo!58 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SpearsNBAYahooMarc J. Spears But source stresses that Terry will go back to Mavs to give them chance to counter before finalizing three-year deal, believed to be at MLE54 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryReplyRetweetFavorite...
Re-signing Ray Allen likely remains the top priority for the Celtics, but they have reportedly begun searching for a replacement just in case he signs elsewhere. The C's are pursuing Jason Terry, and have also shown interest in Nick Young, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Terry has been with the Mavericks since 2004 but is currently a free agent. Known for...
Housekeeping note: Rockets swingman Courtney Lee is now an unrestricted free agent after Rockets withdraw his qualifying offer
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2012
Unlike Jason Terry, it appears that Ray Allen might not be open to let his current team match whatever offer he receives. In fact there's a good possibility that Ray might accept even less to leave. Doc...
“You don’t come in second around here, you gotta come in first.”
“I want to show everybody that Boston made the right decision.”
A.B. Ballsy move by Danny Ainge that will hopefully pay off. Sullinger is a beast on the court, says all the right things & knows what he is about to become part of. As long as he keeps his back healthy, his upside could be huge.
In a wild unofficial start to free agency, former Dallas Maverick Jason Terry has agreed to a 3 year deal with the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN.
This comes a surprise to many, as it seemed like the Celtics were going to put their focus on retaining shooting guard Ray Allen. This could still happen, but it looks more unlikely now due to the fact that it would create a logjam...