Mar 30, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) fouls against Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA Free Agency Update-Atlantic Division
UNDETERMINED: Gigi Datome, Brandon Bass
Boston Celtics get an immediate upgrade over Brandon Bass with Amir Johnson and a quality locker room guy. He does all the things stats sheets don’t show, but should end up being a fan favorite for the knowledgeable fan base.
On a personally note, I understand why Raptor GM Masai Ujiri let him slide, but it’s always hard to see your favorite player leave a team. He just turned 28 and has ten years in the league being the last high school prospect to be drafted before the rules changed.
RFA Jae Crowder has reached agreement on a five-year, $35 million deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2015
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) July 1, 2015
I'm told it's 50/50 whether Gigi Datome will return to the NBA or play overseas. It's going to be a matter of fit, not $. He wants to play.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 2, 2015
8 teams have inquired about Brandon Bass, #Celtics were not on that list but may be concentrating in more pressing needs.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2015
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