Celtics combo guard Avery Bradley, who changed agents last week from Mitchell Butler of the Rival Sports Group to Rob Pelinka of Landmark Sports, is unhappy with his contract, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. Bradley isn’t scheduled to hit free agency again until 2018 after signing a four-year, $32MM deal with Boston in the summer of 2014. Bradley’s feeling stem from after seeing players such as Khris Middleton, Gordon Hayward and Tristan Thompson land lucrative deals, Washburn writes.
Here’s more out of the Atlantic Division:
- In what has become the norm whenever soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant makes a trip to New York, the superstar was asked by the media what his thoughts are on playing in the Big Apple. “It’s always fun, the mecca of basketball,” Durant said, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post (All Twitter links). “To play here in front of these fans here who enjoy the game of basketball … it’s amazing. You can tell. When you walk into an arena, being at Barclays Center and being at Madison Square Garden, it’s just that pure basketball feel that you get when you walk in those arenas, so it’s just a joy.”
- Jerry Colangelo, the Sixers‘ chairman of basketball operations, has a track record in transforming franchises and dealing in crisis management yet also knows it doesn’t make much sense to make radical moves before young core pieces of the team are given the chance to develop, Mike Sielski of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. Still, that doesn’t mean Colangelo won’t make those kind of deals, either, Sielski notes. “As I look at the Philadelphia situation, it certainly is an opportunity for me to take what I could bring to the table in terms of my experiences, my work record, my strengths, and any weaknesses, too, and try to make a contribution to helping the franchise go the other way,” Colangelo said. “I’m an eternal optimist. I really am. When people have said to me over the years, ‘You can’t do that,’ my response is, ‘I think I can. I think I will. And I believe I’ll show you how.’ “