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July 15, 2014 Updates

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

Colton Iverson’s status remains uncertain. The 2013 draftee would like to stay in the states after a year overseas, but the Celtics aren’t sure there’s a job for him here. As is the case with the handful of non-guaranteed people, Iverson’s return for camp will be based on the moves the Celts make in the next several weeks. Boston Herald

July 12, 2014 Updates

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

Several teams mentioned in connection with Stephenson, including Boston, Chicago and the Lakers, have not been serious in their pursuit, the source said, while others could register late interest. Sporting News

July 11, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers were told to clear max salary-cap space for James, and they did so at an extreme price – a starting center and a 2016 lottery pick to the Boston Celtics. When paperwork was slow to be filed to finalize the three-way deal on Thursday morning, Cavaliers officials were imploring Boston and Brooklyn executives to speed up the process, that it was imperative the deal be finalized and Cleveland officials could be prepared to present James with a max contract with a starting salary of $20.7 million, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

After saying how much he liked the move from the Celtics’ standpoint, the president of basketball operations added, “Who knows what’s going to happen for Cleveland? It could end up being a great deal for them, too. “We all are waiting to see what’s going on with their cap space,” Ainge grinned. “I wish I was in their position,” he added once the laughter died down. Boston Herald

Ainge acknowledged the need for major shoes to drop before the market for trades can truly loosen. “Sure, I think things start moving once the top guys are out of free agency,” Ainge said. With the Top Guy still out there, Ainge was pulled back into the discussion of what James’ call will mean. “You know, wherever LeBron goes, the team’s a contender,” he said. “I mean, that’s how good a player he is.” Boston Herald

July 10, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced the signings of their two rookie first round picks Marcus Smart and James Young Thursday night. Smart was the no. 6 selection in the 2014 NBA Draft and Young was drafted no. 17 by Boston. Boston Globe

Sources say he believes Boston is a place Love wants to play, but he knows that it will take more than the presence of Rajon Rondo to attract him. So he is continuing to find ways to gather players and picks that could set up larger moves to either get an All-Star or fetch the talent to support him. The Celtics are also aware they could be left again, as they were last season, with a mismatched roster ripe for change. Even in that case, sources say they will hold off on doing anything drastic with Rondo, unless another club is willing to make them an offer too good to refuse. Boston Herald

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN CELTICS HISTORY

How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.

   

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