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NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley interested in joining Celtics in free agency

NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley interested in joining Celtics in free agency

Jared Dudley isn't waiting long to ponder his next NBA move.

The Brooklyn Nets forward, who hits unrestricted free agency July 1, is interested in joining the Boston Celtics this offseason, The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn reported Sunday.

Dudley knows the area well, as he played at Boston College from 2003 to 2007 before beginning a lengthy NBA career. The 33-year-old doesn't contribute much on the court -- he averaged 4.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting this season -- but was a valuable veteran presence in the Nets' young locker room.

Dudley isn't afraid to stir the pot, either; he sparked some drama during Brooklyn's first-round playoff series with Philadelphia by calling 76ers guard Ben Simmons "just average."

The 12-year veteran earned $9.5 million this season on the final year of his contract, so the Celtics possibly could sign him to a mid-level contract if they're interested.

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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01:33: After revealing that he had a, “pretty good idea,” that Kyrie would be leaving in March or April, Danny Ainge clarified his comments to say it was always a possibility Kyrie would stay. A. Sherrod Blakely, Trenni Kusnierek, and Kyle Draper discuss his clarification and predict who the new leader in the C’s locker room will be.

07:11: After Enes Kanter showed off his personality during Celtics introduction, we wonder what will he be bringing to Boston not only on the court but off the court as well.

12:30: Finally, Lou Merloni joins Tom Giles and Michael Holley to discuss Chris Sale’s comeback at Fenway- getting his first win at home in 2019.

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Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

After signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal on Thursday, the Celtics reportedly made another move.

Boston signed guard Max Strus to a two-way contract, per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

Strus averaged 9.7 points in Celtics Summer League and shot 45 percent from beyond the arc. He averaged 20.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season with DePaul.

C's fans will have their fingers crossed that Tacko Fall will be the next to sign a new contract. According to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, they're trying to get a deal done with the 7-foot-7 phenom.

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