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Irish Coffee: Where in the world are current Celtics?

08.08.12 at 3:34 pm ET
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We’re less than two months away from the start of Celtics training camp, so now is as good a time as any to take a roster role call. There are 16 players currently under contract — or, in Jeff Green‘s case, under agreement to a contract — with the Celtics, and all have popped up at various times and in various places across the globe this summer, so let’s quickly review their last known whereabouts and salary structure.

BRANDON BASS: Teaching basketball in China.

‘€œI’€™ve got big dreams, man,’€ he told reporters at a press conference last month. ‘€œI’€™m 27. Some of my cousins think I’€™m getting old, but I’€™m still young, and I’€™ve got big dreams of doing big things in the league. I want to make my imprint on an organization, and on a team. I think this is the perfect team to do that.’€

Contract: Reportedly owed $20 million spread out over next three seasons.

AVERY BRADLEY: Praising Ray Allen. And recovering from double shoulder surgery.

“Ray was a great tutor,” Bradley told ESPN.com. “I’m sad that he’s gone, but we all wish the best for him. But he definitely meant a lot. He helped me out every single day. Sometimes I’d just be working out and he’d be watching on the side. He’d get up and tell me what I needed to work on, or tell me how I can be more consistent.”

As for his shoulder rehab? “I’€™m just ready to do whatever my team needs me to do,” he added. “I’€™m just going to be prepared and ready to go out there and do my role, and do whatever my team needs me to do to win games.”

Contract: $1.63 million in 2012-13, $2.51 million in 2013-14 (team option) and $3.58 million (qualifying offer).

DIONTE CHRISTMAS: Playing in Philadelphia’s Basketball Alumni Legends League.

“Any time I can represent Philadelphia, I would love to,” Christmas told CSNPhilly.com. He scored 14 points for Team Philadelphia in a 102-94 loss to Team Washington D.C. “Just to come back and team up with some of my Big 5 rivals … it’s cool. So every year they have this, and I’m available, I’m definitely on-board.”

Contract (non-guaranteed): $0.47 million in 2012-13 and $0.79 million in 2013-14.

JASON COLLINS: Subject of such YouTube videos such as Scrubasaurus Rex.

Contract: $1.35 million in 2012-13.

KEYON DOOLING: Taking a pay cut from $2.2 million to stay with the Celtics for the veteran minimum.

Contract: $1.35 million in 2012-13 ($0.85 million against Celtics cap).

KEVIN GARNETT: Chillin’ with Snoop Lion. And not investing in European soccer club AS Roma.

Contract: $11.57 million in 2012-13 and reportedly owed $22.43 over the following two seasons.

JEFF GREEN: Keeping it real with Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. And Celtics Blog.

“I feel awesome,” the 25-year-old forward told HeelstoHoops.com of his recovery from a heart ailment. “I actually feel a lot better than I did prior to the surgery. It was a blessing, and I’m doing better now.”

His prediction for the 2012-13 NBA season: “To all the Boston fans reading this, banner 18 is on the way.”

Contract: Reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year, $36 million deal that remains unsigned.

KRIS JOSEPH: Averaging 8.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 10 NBA Summer League games.

“Where I landed in the draft is where I landed,” the 23-year-old Syracuse product told reporters at the introductory press conference for Celtics rookies. “Nothing I can do about it now besides get better.”

Contract (non-guaranteed): $0.47 million in 2012-13, $0.79 million in 2013-14 and $1.12 million in 2014-15 (QO).

COURTNEY LEE: Honoring late friend and teammate Danny Rumph by selecting a No. 11 Celtics jersey.

Contract: $5.0 million in 2012-13 and reportedly owed $16.5 over the following three seasons.

FAB MELO: Holding court with Comcast’s Jessica Camerato.

“I like to watch a lot of Hakeem Olajuwon,” said the 7-foot Brazilian out of Syracuse. “He’s an old school guy that I like to watch. Tim Duncan. Of course, Kevin Garnett I see on defense and try to be like him. [Hakeem] played soccer too at the beginning, and his footwork was amazing.”

Contract: $1.26 million in 2012-13, $1.31 million in 2013-14, $1.37 million in 2014-15 (team option).

PAUL PIERCE: Sitting down with Celtics.com’s Molly McGrath. And The Globe’s Gary Washburn.

“It’s going to be weird,” Pierce said of Ray Allen‘s departure on the team’s website. “Ray made the best decision for him. That’s what it’s pretty much all about. You get in these situations in free agency, you make the best decision for you and your family. Ray will always be a brother for me. If it wasn’t for him I probably wouldn’t have a championship ring. The things he’s been able to for this organization will never be forgotten.”

His prediction for the 2012-13 NBA season: “I love what Danny [Ainge] has been able to do. It was a domino effect. Once we signed Kevin, we knew we were going to make another run at it.”

Contract: $16.79 million in 2012-13 and $15.33 million in 2013-14 (team option).

RAJON RONDO: Chillin’ with Snoop Lion. And contributing to President Obama‘s reelection campaign.

Contract: $11.0 million in 2012-13, $11.96 million in 2013-14 and $12.91 million in 2014-15.

JAMAR SMITH: Earning a training camp invite after shooting 37.5 percent from distance in Summer League.

Contract (non-guaranteed): $0.47 million in 2012-13 and $0.79 million in 2013-14.

JARED SULLINGER: Looking forward to meeting Garnett, sorta.

‘€œI still have a lot to learn’€ Sullinger said during Summer League, “so I hope Kevin Garnett is ready for me.”

Contract: $1.31 million in 2012-13, $1.37 in 2013-14 and $1.43 in 2014-15 (team option).

JASON TERRY: Dubbing Rondo the best point guard in the game.

“I think this year, man, the Celtics are one step away from winning the title,” the 34-year-old free agent signee told NBA TV. “I think with the young players we have on the inside and the veteran players we have on the outside, I think we’re going to be one of the teams to beat.”

CHRIS WILCOX: Hosting the Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.

“I’€™m back on the court,” the recently re-signed 29-year-old big man told Tonic.com, “and looking forward to being all the way back at training camp with my teammates.”

His prediction for the 2012-13 NBA season: “Banner No. 18 for the Boston Celtics. I’d love to be a part of that run.”

Contract: $1.35 million in 2012-13 ($0.85 million against Celtics cap).

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