The Boston Celtics made a qualifying over on guard Avery Bradley, making him a restricted free agent when that period began on Tuesday. On Wednesday, just two days into free agency, Bradley and the Celtics agreed to terms according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.
Celtics have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Avery Bradley, according to source.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 2, 2014
Bradley 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’ 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.
“Avery’s a big part of our future,” Ainge said, via Scott Souza of The Metro West Daily News. “I 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.
“I think Avery could be a very key player in us winning the championship,” Ainge said. “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.”
Can confirm that the #Celtics & RFA Avery Bradley have agreed to a deal. Terms: 4-year-deal worth $32 million.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) July 2, 2014
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