Celtics, Draft Picks Negotiate Contracts

By on July 3, 2012 in

The Boston Celtics have reached agreement with first-round picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo and second-round pick Kris Joseph just one day after introducing the rookies. Terms of the contracts were not announced, but it’s projected that both Sullinger and Melo will earn over $1 million this coming season.

Over the weekend the Celtics signed Kevin Garnett to a three-year deal worth $34 million. The front office is currently busy negotiating a new deal with swingman Jeff Green. “We intend to have Jeff back,” said president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “Nothing is done, but we intend to have him back. I think we’re going to enter a contract with him.”

Ray Allen has offers from several teams, set to visit the Miami Heat and LA Clippers this week. Boston is willing to offer a two-year deal worth $12 million, which is double the amount the defending NBA champs can afford to bring him in for. “We’re working hard. He has a lot of options and that’s the bad news for us. It’ll be interesting,” said Boston head coach Doc Rivers. “I wish I had a feel on it. Usually I do. But I can tell you in this one I don’t.” Stay tuned for more Boston Celtics offseason updates right here at Ace!


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