The Celtics will be committed to just $34 million in salaries next season, which means they will have about $25 million to spend.
“I have always said cap space is a little overrated, but with the new collective bargaining agreement, cap space allows you more flexibility than it has in the past,’’ said Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.
The Celtics are believed to be monitoring contract negotiations with fourth-year free agents such as Kevin Love.
“Again, people look at cap space as an opportunity to go get a great player as a free agent," Ainge said. "But there really aren’t franchise-changing players in the free agent market - other than a couple of guys, and there will be a lot of teams vying for them.
“But it will be a different world than we’ve lived in the last four or five years, that’s for sure.’’