Report: Jerryd Bayless nearing deal with Milwaukee Bucks

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, free agent Jerryd Bayless is close to signing with the Milwaukee Bucks:

The Celtics received Bayless last season in a trade with Memphis for Courtney Lee. However, Boston currently has a plethora of guards between drafting Marcus Smart and James Young, trading for Marcus Thornton, re-signing Avery Bradley, and guaranteeing Phil Pressey's contract, and currently have 17 men on their roster.

Bayless averaged 10.1 points/2.1 rebounds/3.1 assists/1.0 steals in 25.3 minutes per game for the Celtics last season and received about $3.1 million.

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