NBA Free Agency – Update Atlantic Division- July 4th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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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

SIGNED:  Jae Crowder agrees to 5 years at $35M, Jonas Jerebko  agrees to 2 year $10M and picked up Amir Johnson from Toronto for 2 years $24M

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

Report: Amir Johnson to Sign 2-Year, $24 Million Deal With Boston Celtics

— 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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