With a few key pieces, like point guard Rajon Rondo and his back court mate, Avery Bradley, already in place, the Boston Celtics are hoping their rebuilding process will be quick.
Of course, the Celtics will likely have plenty of offers for Rondo and are well aware of the injury history both guards have.
According to Mike Murphy of The Boston Herald, the Celtics may opt not to keep Bradley.
In most years, unrestricted free agents are a good bet to return to the team that holds their matching rights. But when Bradley and his camp broke off extension talks with the Celtics over the winter despite the fact that the sides weren’t far apart, the guard may also have lost out on his best-case money scenario for next season.
Bradley’s ongoing brittleness considered, the C’s are unlikely to return to the four-year, $24 million extension that was previously offered. The injury issue may also limit what he finds on the market this summer.
Bradley averaged 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season.