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March 5, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: JaVale McGee and Boston couldn't agree on option for next season, league source tells Yahoo. Celtics wanted team option; McGee player option. So JaVale McGee is back on the market, as @Steve Bulpett first reported. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Jeff Goodman: Celtics deal w/ JaVale McGee has fallen through, sources told ESPN. Celtics wanted team option for next season, McGee wanted player. McGee took visit to Boston and the two sides thought deal was going to be done. But sticking point was next year and who held the option. option. Twitter @GoodmanESPN

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich program shortly after the Goodman report surfaced and confirmed the two sides were close to a deal. "I probably shouldn’t touch on that yet since it’s still in the works, but that report is accurate," Ainge said. While Ainge wouldn't go into specifics on the signing, he did touch on McGee as a player and what he hopes to see from him in Boston. "Javale is a long, athletic guy," Ainge said when asked for a scouting report on McGee. "We don’t have that type of player. Above the rim, he’s an offensive and defensive player. He’s been paid a lot of money in our league. He’s had some injuries, but he hasn’t lived up to his potential yet. We’re hoping that he can under Brad’s tutelage. I think he’s in a good place emotionally and mentally. I think he really wants to get his career on the right path." Boston Globe

David Aldridge: JaVale McGee going to Celtics, per source. @Jeff Goodman first with report. Twitter @daldridgetnt

The Boston Celtics are close to signing big man JaVale McGee to a deal through next season, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. McGee, 27, was recently waived by the Philadelphia 76ers after the franchise acquired him from the Denver Nuggets, who drafted him with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 draft. ESPN.com

March 4, 2015 Updates
March 3, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Mavs "seriously interested" in JaVale McGee but word is list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas. After securing release from Philly without surrendering a cent, JaVale clears waivers WEDS. Early sense is he won't rush choice on next team Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The highest-profile player bought out Sunday was JaVale McGee, who was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers days after he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the 76ers. As many as 10 teams are reportedly interested in the former Wizard but Washington is not one of them, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Washington Post

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