Report: JaVale McGee can’t reach deal with Celtics

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The JaVale McGee era in Boston is over before it began.

Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

That second season was obviously critical. The amount of the guarantee and whether it contained a team or player option would significantly impact McGee. The Celtics surely wanted to give themselves a chance at a bargain if they rehabilitated him. McGee could have been pushing for either a higher guarantee or the ability to become a free agent after this season.

Now, McGee, a free agent can turn to his numerous reported suitors.

And Brad Stevens can breathe a sigh of relief.