|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 30, 2013 at 1:25 AM|
Thankfully the C's will not move forward with Crawford yet, and I also agree with Ainge about Brooks. Sullinger makes sense as well. He's making peanuts for his skill level. The next shoe to drop is Avery Bradley,and I have a feeling that won't be addressed until the summer.
A look at the three other options/extensions the Celtics have looming this week:
* Jared Sullinger: The Celtics own a $1.4 million third-year option on Sullinger, the 21st pick in the 2012 draft. It's a no-brainer to pick that up and Ainge indicated the team will do such this week.
* MarShon Brooks: Ainge said the team is unlikely to trigger a $2.2 million team option for the swingman. Noted Ainge: "With MarShon, we haven’t enough chance to evaluate him in a fair way and so we probably won’t pick up his extension. But we will retain his Bird Rights and I’m sure he’ll get plenty of opportunities this year to see if he fits our system." Bird Rights are an exception that allows teams to exceed the salary cap in order to re-sign their own free agents. That would help Boston retain Brooks, if they desired next offseason, even if they decline to pick up next year's option.
* Jordan Crawford: Like Bradley, the 2009 draft pick is eligible for an extension on his rookie pact. Said Ainge: "We’re not doing an extension with Jordan right now. We’ll retain his Bird Rights as well."