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Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Boston Celtics are ready to all but move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls engaged in talks.

Danny Ainge has targeted a trade for Love over the past few months.

"The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on Wednesday. "Danny's a smart guy. He knows when to keep pushing for something and when to move on."

The Celtics have a huge stockpile of draft assets, but teams seem to be preferring somewhat proven young talent.

Via A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast

Evan Turner Agrees To Deal With Celtics

Evan Turner has agreed upon a contract with the Boston Celtics, according to sources.

Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.

Turner finished last season with the Indiana Pacers after starting his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Evan Turner Receives Interest From Celtics, Wolves

Evan Turner has received interest from the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Turner finished last season with the Indiana Pacers, but doesn't figure into their plans.

Turner was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Rockets To Pursue Trade For Rajon Rondo Or Kevin Love

The Houston Rockets planned on matching Chandler Parsons' offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks if they were to sign Chris Bosh, but he decided to stay with the Miami Heat.

The Rockets instead turned to Trevor Ariza as a cheaper alternative in order to maintain their flexibility.

The Rockets will look to the trade market, targeting Rajon Rondo and Kevin Love.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Warriors Considered Trading For Brandon Bass With TPE

The Golden State Warriors considered Brandon Bass among other players with their traded player exception that expired at the end of Thursday.

The Warriors acquired the TPE last season in their trade with the Utah Jazz.

The Boston Celtics have been shopping Bass for the better part of the last year.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Cavs, Nets, Celtics Agree Upon Three-Team Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have agreed upon a three-team trade.

The trade allows the Cavaliers to create approximately $24 million in cap space, with LeBron James' max contract being worth $20.7 million. The Cavaliers also acquire the draft rights to three Nets' prospects (Ilkan Karaman, Christian Drejer and Edin Bavcic).

The Nets will acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev.

The Celtics acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and the Cavaliers' 2016 first round pick. Boston will have $33 million in contracts coming off the books in Thornton, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Bass and Joel Anthony.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Lance Stephenson Receiving Interest From Lakers, Mavericks, Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in signing Lance Stephenson as talks with the Indiana Pacers continue to stall. The Boston Celtics are also interested in Stephenson.

The Pacers have offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Stephenson.

Stephenson felt the offer was low and began exploring other options.

The Mavericks previously were believed to not be interested in Stephenson, but that stance has changed in recent days with their other targets unlikely to sign.

Some league sources don't expect the Pacers to change their offer to Stephenson. The Pacers have already reached agreement on deals with C.J. Miles, Damjan Rudez and Lavoy Allen.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Avery Bradley

The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms on a four-year, $32 million deal with Avery Bradley, according to a source.

Bradley is a restricted free agent and was reportedly drawing interest from the Philadelphia 76ers, among others.

Bradley averaged 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists during an injury-plagued 2013-14 season.

Via Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Celtics Made Direct Call To Jordan Hill

The Boston Celtics have zeroed in on Jordan Hill as one of their free agent targets.

The Celtics contacted Hill directly when free agency opened. The club also reached out to his representation.

The Los Angeles Lakers are believed to be interested in retaining Hill, who averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this past season.

 

 

Via Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Kent Bazemore Receives Personal Call From Brad Stevens, Interest Elsewhere

Kent Bazemore received a personal phone call from Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens after the start of free agency at midnight, a league source told RealGM.

Bazemore and Stevens have a history and mutual respect: Stevens’ Butler program eliminated Bazemore’s Old Dominion team in the NCAA tournament in 2011.

Bazemore also received free-agent interest from the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.

Bazemore had been a developmental focus of the Golden State Warriors, but the franchise traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Bazemore, 24, averaged 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 23 games and 15 starts for the Lakers.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

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Isaiah Thomas Receives Interest From Celtics, Mavs, Warriors, Heat, Pistons, Suns

Isaiah Thomas is a restricted free agent, giving the Kings the ability to match any offer sheet or execute a sign-and-trade.

Avery Bradley Receives Interest From Celtics, 76ers

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.

Lakers, Bulls, Rockets, Celtics, Thunder Lead NBA In 14-15 Profits

The Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit for the 13-14 NBA season, comfortably the best in the NBA.

Smart Feels He Fits Alongside Rondo, Ready To Learn From Him

The Celtics already have a point guard in Rajon Rondo, but Marcus Smart feels he can play alongside Rondo and also learn from him.

76ers, Celtics, Lakers Most Likely To Draft Joel Embiid

With concerns about his health, Joel Embiid is expected to fall out of the top two slots of the NBA Draft.

Ron Adams Leaves Celtics For Warriors

The Warriors have hired Ron Adams as assistant coach.

Celtics Could Trade Rondo, Green If They Fail To Acquire Love

The Celtics are not giving up in their discussions with the Timberwolves.

Celtics May Have Best Offer On Table To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Celtics continue to pursue a trade for Kevin Love, offering the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in this year's draft, along with future No. 1's and young players such as Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk.

Sources: Timberwolves Not Enamored With Celtics' Potential Offer For Kevin Love

Kevin Love is willing to consider the scenario of a trade to the Celtics followed by an extension, according to sources.

Celtics, Lakers, Kings, Hornets, Wolves, Suns Open To Trading Lottery Pick

The idea of a lottery pick in this year's draft being available in trade talks is a surprising development, but several teams appear amenable to a deal.

Rajon Rondo Maintains Desire To Retire With Celtics

Rajon Rondo believes Kevin Love would greatly improve the Celtics

Kevin Love Visits Boston, Declines To Discuss Potential Connection To Celtics

The Celtics are a believed suitor for Kevin Love.

Dario Saric Will Come To NBA Immediately If Drafted By Celtics, Lakers

Dario Saric is currently slotted to go ninth overall in the latest DraftExpress mock.

Source: Kevin Love Respects Ainge, History Of Celtics

For many of the teams interested in trading for Kevin Love, the high cost of acquiring him means receiving assurances that he will sign a long-term deal with the club.

Love Trade Interest Coming From Same Teams As Garnett In 2007

History is repeating itself in the form of the Minnesota Timberwolves trading away a perennial All-Star power forward named Kevin.

Wolves Ready To Examine Kevin Love Trades For First Time

No team is likely to trade for Kevin Love without an assurance that he'll commit to a five-year, $100 million max contract.

Ainge: Rondo Being 'More Available Than Ever' Just Speculation

Danny Ainge again dismissed talk of Rajon Rondo's availability.

Mannix: Darren Erman Was Victim Of Hatchet Job

Darren Erman was fired by the Warriors as assistant coach in early April for a violation of company policy as he secretly recorded conversations between Mark Jackson and other coaches.

Ainge: NBA Draft Combine 'Not As Informative As It Used To Be'

Danny Ainge does not believe the NBA draft combine is as useful to executives and coaches as it was in past years.

Rockets Expected To Check In On Rajon Rondo's Availability

Daryl Morey checked in with the Celtics on Rondo at the February deadline.
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