“As you know I’m a fan of Evan and I think he’s had a really good year,” Ainge said. “I think he’s had a good two years [with the Celtics]. He won a lot of games for us. Down the stretch of games, he’s a good guy to have on your team, he’s a versatile player. He plays multiple positions.” When asked if he’d like to re-sign Turner, Ainge said: “Yes. We’re big fans of Evan. I think Evan likes us and we like him.”
February 23, 2017 | 9:27 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: After an NBA review, @Bobby Marks interpretation is correct: Golden State is eligible to sign Andrew Bogut as a free agent.
“It’s a big jump for me. I hope I’m going to adjust well and I’m going to start to play well as soon as possible,” said Bogdanovic, a 6-8 forward who is in the final year of his three-year deal and will become a restricted free agent this summer. “I thought I was going to be traded. When I saw that Washington was interested in me I was cheering over there to be traded here because I know how they play right now. They need someone to score off the bench.”
Bogadanovic averaged a career-high 14.2 points and shot 35.7% from three-point range with Brooklyn, starting 54 games. Otto Porter starts at his position in Washington. “It’s not going to be a big adjustment for me because also in Europe I started many times from the bench even when I was one of the best players on the team,” Bogdanovic said before coming to the NBA in 2014. “Sometimes I like more to start from the bench so I can be more aggressive.”