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Reports: Celtics re-sign Avery Bradley for 4 years, $32M

Posted By Mike Petraglia On July 2, 2014 @ 9:47 am In General | No Comments

Avery Bradley [1]‘s dip into the waters of restricted free agency didn’t last long.

Bradley, who was tended a qualifying offer of $3.6 million for next season on Monday, has re-signed with the Celtics [2] on a long-term deal just one day into restricted free agency, according to a report from the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett.

According to the Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes, Bradley was signed to a four-year deal worth $32 million.

Bradley became a restricted free agent on Tuesday when the Celtics [2] made their offer on Monday.

 

 

“Avery’s a big part of our future,” Ainge said on Monday when asked about wanting to re-sign Bradley. “I think that you, obviously, need three guards who are going to play a significant amount of minutes.

“I think Avery could be a very key player in us winning the championship. He does things that other players can’t do. His shooting continues to improve. We have all see in the past his terrific defensive abilities. I think he’€™s a big part of us.”

Bradley is coming off his best seasonBradley had per-game averages of 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals, while shooting 43.8% form the field, 39.5% from beyond the three-point line and 80.4% from the free throw line. Celtics [2]‘€™ president Danny Ainge said before free agency began that Bradley was a big part of the Celtics future, reaffirming the teams plans to keep Bradley in Boston.

‘€œAvery’€™s a big part of our future,’€ Ainge said, via Scott Souza of The Metro West Daily News. ‘€œI think that you, obviously, need three guards who are going to play a significant amount of minutes.

Ainge kept pouring on the praise as well.

‘€œI think Avery could be a very key player in us winning the championship,’€ Ainge said. ‘€œHe does things that other players can’€™t do. His shooting continues to improve. We have all see in the past his terrific defensive abilities. I think he’€™s a big part of us.’€

Entering his fifth season in the NBA, the 23-year-old Bradley is coming off his best season with the Celtics, averaging 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals, while shooting 43.8 percent form the field, 39.5 percent from 3-point range.


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