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Jonas Jerebko Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Celtics

Jul 2, 2015 11:00 AM

Jonas Jerebko re-signed with the Boston Celtics on a two-year, $10 million deal.

Jerebko was acquired in a February trade by the Celtics from the Detroit Pistons.

“Feels great to be back in green and white!” Jerebko posted on his Twitter account Wednesday.

 

The 6-foot-10-inch, 231-pound forward averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 29 games with Boston. He also made 40.6 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: Jonas Jerebko, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jae Crowder, Celtics Agree Upon Five-Year, $35M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 11:54 PM

Boston Celtics restricted free agent Jae Crowder has reached agreement on a five-year, $35 million contract to re-sign with the organization, league sources told RealGM.

The Celtics and Dallas Mavericks were leaders in pursuit of Crowder during the first day of free agency, but Crowder and Boston made progress and agreed to terms late Wednesday night.

Crowder, the 34th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, spent his first two seasons with the Mavericks before being dealt midway through the year to Boston.

In 57 games for the Celtics, Crowder established himself as a two-way presence for Brad Stevens, averaging 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.2 minutes per game. He scored 10.8 points and grabbed five rebounds a game in the postseason.

Crowder and the Celtics had long made clear their mutual interest in reuniting, and the 6-foot-6 forward has used the offseason to return to the stellar form he displayed before a season-ending knee injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs.

Out of Marquette, Crowder, 24, has averages of 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and one assist in three NBA seasons.

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Amir Johnson, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 3:42 PM

Amir Johnson and the Boston Celtics have agreed upon a two-year, $24 million contract.

Johnson is coming off a five-year, $34 million contract with the Toronto Raptors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder

Jul 1, 2015 1:49 PM

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM.

The Celtics acquired Crowder from the Mavericks in the Rajon Rondo trade.

Crowder emerged with the Celtics as an invaluable versatile defensive player.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets

Jun 30, 2015 11:46 AM

Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA), Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) preview the upcoming offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

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Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls

Jun 30, 2015 11:39 AM

Jimmy Butler has reportedly postponed meetings with rival teams after receiving a max qualifying offer from the Chicago Bulls.

Butler had planned on meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.

Butler can sign a five-year deal worth more than $90 million.

Butler is attempting to determine how many years to sign a new deal with the Bulls for as reports earlier surfaced that he preferred a short-term deal.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

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Al-Farouq Aminu To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans

Jun 29, 2015 12:14 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu is scheduled to meet with several teams as he hits the open market.

Aminu is scheduled to visit the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans.

The Dallas Mavericks are also in the mix to re-sign Aminu.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

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Greg Monroe Plans To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Bucks, Lakers, Blazers

Jun 28, 2015 7:42 PM

Greg Monroe said five teams have shown strong interest as he enters free agency.

Monroe said he will meet this week with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.

“(He and agent David Falk) are definitely looking at all our options,” he said. “You can see the trend is everybody’s taking shorter deals right now. So, most likely, I might take that route, too, and when the new deal kicks in, get a longer-term contract.

“I’m looking at a two-year deal plus an option” to become a free agent.

Monroe admits he is out of the Detroit Pistons' plans.

“Stan had smaller teams in Orlando (Magic) years ago,” Monroe said. “Dre is like Dwight Howard. So Stan wants to put good players around him. The team has different plans, and I respect that. I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted.”

Darrell Williams/The Advocate

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Tobias Harris To Pursue Near Max Deal With Pistons, Celtics Among Leading Suitors

Jun 26, 2015 12:29 PM

As Orlando restricted free agent Tobias Harris will pursue a maximum-level offer sheet on July 1 that the Magic possibly won’t match, the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics have emerged as leading candidates for the talented forward, league sources told RealGM.

Harris, 22, is among the top young players on the available market, and could be the most vulnerable restricted free agent to leave his team. Around the NBA, several teams are believed to be open to preparing a near-max contract for Harris — which could approach $15 million-plus per season, an area the Magic likely elect not to match given the course of extension talks last October and their current team salary structure.

For the Pistons, there is a vision of using Harris as a potential hybrid stretch-wing, capable of playing the small and power forward positions. Several NBA personnel told RealGM that Harris’ slashing and outside shooting will jibe instantly with Stan Van Gundy’s system.

In Orlando, Harris has maintained dialogue with Scott Skiles, his former coach, throughout the year, exchanging encouraging messages. Nevertheless, Orlando's desire to match a maximum-level offer sheet on Harris has been in question.

The two sides couldn’t reach an extension last offseason, Orlando sticking to offers below the $10-to-$11 million that Harris desired — and now promises to surpass. The Magic selected Mario Hezonja, 6-foot-8, with the No. 5 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Harris dealt with an ankle injury over a stretch of the season, giving the Magic reason to use him in a lesser role.

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have also been long known as interested teams for Harris.

Out of Tennessee in 2011, Harris went to the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th overall pick in the NBA Draft. He spent two years with the Bucks before being dealt to Orlando in 2013. Over four NBA seasons, Harris has established himself as a tremendous citizen in the community, with a strong work ethic on the court shown in year-to-year leaps. He was drafted with star potential and has sought to reach the level through offseason training.

At 6-foot-8, Harris averaged 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 34.8 minutes in 68 games last season. He has made shooting improvements each season, a sign of growth every summer, and shot 36.4 percent from three-point range in 2014-15. Harris has career averages of 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds.

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Tags: Tobias Harris, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Were Unsuccessful No. 4-No. 9 On Trading Up For Justise Winslow

Jun 26, 2015 12:22 PM

Danny Ainge said the Boston Celtics were "probably offering too much" to trade into the lottery despite having all of their attempts turned down.

The Celtics were reportedly targeting Justise Winslow as high as No. 4 and tried to grab him again when he was available at No. 9. Winslow was selected at No. 10 by the Miami Heat.

"Our probably biggest plan was to try to use a lot of our assets, a lot of our picks, to try to consolidate picks and to move up in the draft," he told 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich. "We spent a few weeks trying to prepare for that and do that, knowing that nothing really gets done until draft day, when people are making their final offers, their best offers and so forth. We were very close to consolidating picks and moving up in the draft on a couple of different occasions, and it just didn't happen.

"In hindsight, the next day, it's probably a good thing. We were probably going to spend too much to do what we needed to do," Ainge said. "This morning I wake up, and I'm refreshed that we got guys that we like but also that we didn't overspend for some of the players that were in the draft -- actually just basically one player we were chasing that we thought we had a realistic chance at."

Ainge hinted his offer might have included at least one of Brooklyn's unprotected future first round picks, but the Charlotte Hornets were set on drafting Frank Kaminsky.

"(The future picks) are worth a lot, (but) I think the draft is probably the time where they're least valuable, simply because people get so caught up in players," Ainge said on the radio. "Without mentioning names, there are some players that were drafted at certain spots (by teams) that turned down lots of draft picks that I just don't think was smart on their part.

"But I think our assets have value. On draft day, typically those are hard deals to move. People get so caught up and get so in love with a specific player that that player in their minds becomes bigger than life."

Jay King/Boston Herald

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Celtics Prepared To Trade Up With 76ers If Jahlil Okafor Slips
The Celtics have a considerable numbers of assets to make trading up to No. 3 viable.

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Sam Dekker Dreamed Of Being Drafted By Celtics In 2015 In Grade School
Sam Dekker recalled a grade school project in which he stated that the Celtics would draft him this year.

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Celtics To Pursue Paul Pierce
Gary Washburn reports a return of Paul Pierce to the Celtics could be a prelude to a front office position with the team and that he eventually wants to become a general manager.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Celtics Offer Marcus Smart, Two Firsts To 76ers For Nerlens Noel, No. 3
The Celtics have offered Marcus Smart and picks No. 16 and 28 in the first round to the 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the No. 3 pick.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Celtics Trying To Move Up To Select Myles Turner
The Celtics are actively attempting to trade up in next week's draft in order to select Myles Turner, multiple league sources tell RealGM's Andrew Perna.

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Celtics Unlikely To Pursue Kevin Love As Hard As Last Offseason
Danny Ainge and the Celtics no longer have the "borderline obsession" with Kevin Love that they had last summer.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Bobby Portis Reveals Pregame Motivation Comes From Envisioning Someone Hitting His Mom
Bobby Portis worked out for the Celtics this week and revealed a dark motivation for pregame fuel.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Celtics Ask Isaiah Thomas To Help With Free Agents
Danny Ainge told Isaiah Thomas to let him know if there are any free agents he thinks the Celtics should target.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Lakers Had Handshake Agreement For Kevin Garnett In 2007
The Lakers had a handshake agreement with the Wolves in 2007 on a trade of Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Kevin Garnett.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report (via Kelly Dwyer/Yahoo! Sports)

Celtics Were Offered First Round Pick At Deadline For Avery Bradley
Avery Bradley is a well-known favorite of Danny Ainge with his versatility on defense.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Celtics Interested In Trading Up In Draft, Could Target Willie Cauley-Stein
The Celtics are "very open" to trading up in the NBA Draft, according to two sources.

A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast SportsNet

Danny Ainge Wants Celtics To 'Stay In The Game' On Potential Big Move
Danny Ainge talked about how the Celtics had the assets to acquire Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007, but were not in the game in 2012 for James Harden.

Marc D'Amico/Celtics.com

76ers Passed On Paul Pierce In 1998 Due To Larry Hughes' Promise
Paul Pierce and Allen Iverson could have formed a remarkable scoring tandem for the 76ers.

Jay King/MassLive

Celtics To Extend Qualifying Offer To Jae Crowder
By extending a qualifying offer to Jae Crowder, the Celtics would make him a restricted free agent.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Jae Crowder Diagnosed With Left ACL Sprain
Jae Crowder was injured on a play in which he was hit in the face by J.R. Smith.

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Celtics Closed Gap On Lakers As Suitor For Kevin Love
The Celtics closed the gap on the Lakers as a possible destination for Kevin Love if he left the Cavaliers, according to sources.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Marcus Smart Late To Shootaround, Minutes In Game 4 May Be Reduced
Marcus Smart overslept and was late arriving for shootaround.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Brad Stevens 'Little Bit Surprised' By Rajon Rondo Situation With Dallas
Brad Stevens coached Rajon Rondo for 52 games from last season until the Celtics traded him in December.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Rajon Rondo Planned To Sign Max Contract With Lakers Before Mavs' Trade
When the Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo, he was open to re-signing with the franchise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers Named Coaches Of The Month For April
Brad Stevens helped lead the Celtics to a playoff berth in what was considered a probable rebuilding year.

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