Celtics Have Cash For Free Agency [VIDEO]
With the Celtics season over, General Manager Danny Ainge met with the media to recap the season and discuss possibilities for the off-season.Not only did Boston acquire talent during the season that helped them make the playoffs, they also created significant salary cap relief that has not existed since Danny Ainge took over the front office.
Four players from this years team will be free agents including Brandon Bass, Gigi Datome, Jonas Jerebko and Jae Crowder. Ainge did mention in his press conference that they would tender an offer to Crowder which means another team would have to give up a future draft pick if they sign him away from the Celtics.
Below are the players who finished the season with the Celtics and their contract status for next season.
Player 2014-15 2015-16
Gerald Wallace $10,105,855 $10,105,855
Isaiah Thomas $7,238,606 $6,912,869
Avery Bradley $7,191,011 $7,730,337
Brandon Bass $6,900,000 Free Agent
Jonas Jerebko $4,500,000 Free Agent
Marcus Smart $3,283,320 $3,431,040
Evan Turner $3,278,000 $3,425,510
Kelly Olynyk $2,075,760 $2,165,160
Luigi Datome $1,750,000 Free Agent
Tyler Zeller $1,703,760 $2,616,975
James Young $1,674,480 $1,749,840
Jared Sullinger $1,424,520 $2,269,260
Jae Crowder $915,243 Free Agent
Phil Pressey $816,482 $947,276
Chris Babb $48,028 $947,276