3:34pm: There won’t be any option clauses involved, Gardner writes.
WEDNESDAY, 1:45pm: The sides are discussing what would be two-year pact worth $6-7MM, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter).
TUESDAY, 11:41pm: The Bucks and free agent guard Jerryd Bayless are closing in on a deal, according to Marc Stein of ESPN (Twitter link). Although he’s headed to Milwaukee, Bayless made it known a few times last season that he envisioned staying with the Celtics for the long-term, and head coach Brad Stevens even went on record saying that he wanted the 6’3 guard to be part of the team’s future; back in April, Celtics president Danny Ainge didn’t offer comment when asked about the possibility of retaining Bayless beyond 2013/14.
Following a trade from Memphis to Boston last season, the 6’3 guard played in 41 games for the Celtics, averaging 10.1 PPG, 3.1 APG, and 1.0 SPG in 25.3 MPG. He also shot 41.8% from the field overall and 39.5% from three-point range. The Bucks will be his sixth stop since being drafted 11th overall by the Pacers in 2008.