The Celtics have four free agents of their own--Jae Crowder, Brandon Bass, Luigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko.  Danny Ainge has said all along he wants to keep Crowder, and on Monday the C's made him a qualifying offer.

Crowder is now officially a restricted free agent, but the cost to retain him may be higher than anticipated considering what we've just seen:

Don't expect anybody to offer Crowder the same money as Carroll, but the Aminu contract is probably in the neighborhood of what Boston will have to match in order to hang on to him.  It also looks as if the Mavericks are regretting their decision to deal Crowder in the first place:

The Celtics had the option to make Datome a restricted free agent as well, but chose not to extend him a qualifying offer.  Luigi's time with the C's appears to be over.

Bass and Jerebko are both unrestricted free agents.  Reportedly there was a lot of interest in Bass around the league last night, but not from Boston:

This has got to be quite frustrating for Ainge to hear, considering nobody wanted Bass at the trade deadline in either of the past two seasons.

The news is quiet on the Jerebko front, although Chris Mannix says that "Jerebko's people" believe Boston wants to sign him to a new contract:

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Mark Van Deusen 7/01/2015 01:40:00 PM Edit
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