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July 14, 2014 Updates
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Gary Washburn: #celtics fans, don't be alarmed by a lack of announcement, have been told Avery Bradley's contract is receiving finishing touches. Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

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“A lesser man would have fallen to his knees,” said his agent, Mitchell Butler. Butler was alluding to a stretch between August and October last year, when every aspect of Bradley’s life collided. He celebrated the birth of a son, Avery III, mere weeks after his mother, Alicia, died from a stroke at 46. He also broke off negotiations with the Celtics on a contract extension in October — a smart move, as it turned out. Bradley is about to average roughly $2 million more, with an additional year, than the Celtics were willing to offer a year ago. Boston Herald

But by the time Butler and Ainge started negotiating, Bradley was in an emotional cyclone. He was healthy for the first time in four years for training camp after a chain of injuries and surgeries. He was setting up a home, preparing to become a first-time father, and waiting for his mother to fly east from Tacoma, Wash., to join Avery and his fiancee Ashley. “For Avery, with everything he’s had to deal with over the last 18-24 months, getting this done is spectacular,” said Butler. “To have double shoulder surgery, to lose your mom, to go into extension talks and feel you weren’t getting your fair value, to have a son.” Boston Herald

July 2, 2014 Updates

Jay King: People I talked to expected about $6 mil per so 8 might be little high. But market might be crazy and Cs locked up good, improving player. Twitter @ByJayKing

July 1, 2014 Updates
June 30, 2014 Updates

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made it clear on Monday afternoon that the team very much wants to have restricted free agent Avery Bradley back in the fold next season. The Celtics officially extended a $3.6-million qualifying offer to the 23-year-old shooting guard Monday morning –giving them the right to match any offer he receives as a restricted free agent – with Ainge saying after the press conference to introduce draft picks Marcus Smart and James Young that the Smart selection does not negatively influence Bradley’s future in Boston in any way. MetroWest Daily News

“I think Avery could be a very key player in us winning the championship,” Ainge said. “He does things that other players can’t do. His shooting continues to improve. We have all see in the past his terrific defensive abilities. I think he’s a big part of us.” MetroWest Daily News

June 29, 2014 Updates

Gary Washburn: #Celtics have extended $3.58 million qualifying offer to Avery Bradley, according to NBA source, giving club right to match any offer to RFA Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

June 28, 2014 Updates

Gary Washburn: #Celtics have extended $3.58 million qualifying offer to Avery Bradley, according to NBA source, giving club right to match any offer to RFA Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

June 27, 2014 Updates

Danny Ainge tried to put an end to those questions Thursday night by indicating moving Rondo was not in the team's plans. Ainge responded with a simple 'yes' when asked if the team will move forward with their veteran point guard on the roster. Instead of talking about moving Rondo, Ainge was adamant in stating he thinks Rondo, Smart, and Avery Bradley can all play together. "[Smart's] a very versatile player," Ainge said. "Easily those guys can play together. I think they would really thrive playing together, all of them." Boston Globe

June 24, 2014 Updates

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