A lot of stuff could happen this summer. Free agents, trades, the draft, ...these are all variables that we simply cannot predict and much of which Danny Ainge can't or won't discuss right now.
What he will discuss is the fact that the team does want to bring Jae Crowder back to the Celtics. Thankfully it sounds like the feeling is mutual.
Danny Ainge reiterated Boston’s desire to make Crowder a qualifying offer (worth $1.2 million) which would make him a restricted free agent beginning July 1. On Tuesday, Ainge once again made it clear that the Celtics plan to re-sign Crowder to a multi-year deal this summer. And prior to the injury, Jae Crowder indicated that his preference is to come back and play for the Celtics. "I just think what I bring to the game and what they need … it’s a good fit," Jae Crowder told CSNNE.com earlier. "Hopefully we can get something done that’ll keep me here for a long time."
Jae was the heart and soul of the Celtics in the playoffs and for much of the 2nd half of the year. I am very much looking forward to seeing him continue to bring his energy and versatility to the TD Garden every night. It isn't a given that he'll be back, but it sure sounds like both sides want to get it done.
In other news, it is nice to hear that Jae is recovering fine from his leg injury.