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Celtics extend qualifying offer to Avery Bradley
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On June 29, 2014 @ 8:50 am In General | No Comments
With free agency looming on July 1, the move was inevitable, allowing the Celtics  to match any offer Bradley receives on the market this summer.
During a press conference regarding first-round draft picks Marcus Smart and James Young, Ainge appeared confident the Celtics  will bring back Bradley. Reports have indicated he could command between $7-9 million as a restricted free agent, and the limited crop of available shooting guards  makes it more likely he could end up earning the higher end of that estimate.
After earning Second Team All-Defensive honors in 2012-13, Bradley made significant improvements offensively this past season, averaging 15 points and shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. However, the added offensive load left him off the All-Defensive roster, and he missed significant time for a second straight season due to injury. Still, losing Bradley would be a serious blow to the Celtics this summer. Still only 23 years old, he has All-Star potential and the work ethic to reach it.
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 according to The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn: https://twitter.com/GwashburnGlobe/status/483007068144558080
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