Celtics Pick Up Option On Sullinger, Decline On Brooks

FRIDAY, 1:48pm: The Celtics have officially exercised their 2014/15 option on Sullinger, the team announced today in a press release. As Ainge suggested on Wednesday, Brooks’ option was not picked up.

WEDNESDAY, 1:43pm: Celtics GM Danny Ainge confirmed today that his team will exercise its 2014/15 option on Jared Sullinger‘s rookie contract, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com (via Twitter). However, the C’s will turn down their option on offseason acquisition MarShon Brooks, says Forsberg.

The decision to pick up Sullinger’s third-year option comes as no surprise, following a productive rookie season that was cut short by back surgery. As our rookie contract option tracker shows, he’ll be in line for a 2014/15 salary of only about $1.42MM, so it will have a negligible impact on Boston’s cap flexibility.

As for Brooks, his $2.18MM fourth-year option is fairly inexpensive as well, but it seems the former Net isn’t in the Celtics’ long-term plans at the moment. Although the team will still be able to re-sign Brooks if he impresses in Boston this season, he’ll now be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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8 Comments on "Celtics Pick Up Option On Sullinger, Decline On Brooks"


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[…] MarShon Brooks (4th year, $2,179,354) – To be declined […]

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Brett Alexander
1 year 9 months ago

Why? Brooks is a good player and that is inexpensive. i am guessing he doesnt want to be part of the Celtics.

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[…] Sullinger got some good news and bad news today, as Celtics GM Danny Ainge indicated that the team would pick up the forward’s third-year option for 2014/15. However, the team […]

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pammy dee
1 year 9 months ago

Marshon wants to be a Celtic… he’s the odd man out in a crowded field. I’d take him over Lee. I wanted C’s to keep Babb. Marshon has to push and show what he’s got. At least he’s got time to do it.

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123Redsox
1 year 9 months ago

not exercising Brooks’ option is very dumb. He is a great scorer, not good, great! he can score from anywhere! i would take him over Jordan Crawford and Courtney Lee any day of the week!

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[…] Jessica Camerato notes in her piece on MarShon Brooks that Brad Stevens has been pleased with Brooks’ attitude throughout training camp and the early stages of the season. Stevens’ kind words didn’t stop the Celtics from declining Brooks’ option for the ’14/15 season. […]

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[…] MarShon Brooks (4th year, $2.18MM): Declined […]

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[…] surrounding him for his athleticism and scoring ability.  Cut to a few years later, Brooks had his fourth-year option declined after being on the opposite end of a deal that shipped Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to […]

 

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