The price for signing guard Avery Bradley could go as high as $7 million to $9 million per season, rival executives tell Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
Bradley is a restricted free agent, meaning the Celtics can match any other offer thrown his way. Still, that’s a hefty pay increase for someone who made $2.5 million this season playing on his rookie contract.
At this point the Celtics probably don’t even know whether or not they can afford to sign Bradley given the uncertainty of their roster for next season. I personally think he’s the kind of guard every team needs, a specialist whose plus (on-ball defense) is so great it makes him worth having around. Time will tell what price he actually commands on the open market.