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July 31, 2014 Updates

Two league sources told CBSSports.com this week that Taylor remains hesitant to trade Love, still stung by the aftermath of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston in 2007. The team has won more than 30 games only twice in the seven seasons since. "I don't think Glen Taylor wants to do the deal," one of the people familiar with the discussions said. CBSSports.com

July 28, 2014 Updates

His general public may be waiting for more, but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been wading through a field of bad possibilities for his assets stack. Better to wait. Love is no less a long shot than any other quality possibility at the moment. “Danny has been very disciplined,” Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said. “He could have made a lot of deals by now, but not for the kind of player we want.” Boston Herald

July 23, 2014 Updates
July 20, 2014 Updates

Grousbeck, of course, provided the now infamous “fireworks” comment earlier this year, and he’s just as disappointed as most Celtics fans about the team’s failure to pair another star with Rajon Rondo so far this summer. “We had definitely hoped to try to make bigger moves this offseason, to be honest,” he said. “Having said that, it takes two partners to make a trade, so we focused on longterm trying to build the club. We think we’re a better team now — positioned for the future, some new young talent and even more draft picks — but it’s been a patient summer so far, and I’m not always the most patient guy.” WEEI.com

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick. Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. USA Today Sports

July 15, 2014 Updates

Humphries is expected to sign a three-year, $13 million contract. The Wizards and Celtics are finalizing the details of the sign-and-trade agreement. ESPN.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13M deal with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Team option on third year. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

But sources said repeatedly that choice No. 1 is to find an impact player to pair with Rondo, though that appears quite a longshot. The Timberwolves haven’t taken their bait on Love, and Ainge hasn’t been able to get involved in other major scenarios. Boston Herald

In another rumor killer, colleague Mark Murphy learned yesterday that Avery Bradley will be back in town today to take his physical and sign his new four-year contract. Those acts will end speculation that the Celtics were holding off on signing him so he could be part of a trade. According to representative Mitchell Butler the “hold-up”, if you can call it that, came because he and the C’s were simply trying to iron out the language and the terms. The deal will still be a fairly straightforward $32 million pact, with escalating salaries beginning in the low $7-plus million range. Boston Herald

July 14, 2014 Updates
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