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Report: Celtics tender qualifying offer to Jabari Bird

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Bird is now a restricted free agent and Boston has match rights on any offer sheet he signs

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Sources tell CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith that the Boston Celtics have tendered a qualifying offer to second year player Jabari Bird. Bird is now a restricted free agent and Boston can match any offer sheet he signs with another club.

Bird was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft out of the University of California. He played in 13 games with the Celtics, showing flashes in a late season call-up. He scored a career-high 15 points in an early-April win over the Chicago Bulls.

The qualifying offer for Bird is at the amount of a second two-way contract: $77,250.00. His cap hold is for the one-year veteran minimum amount of $1,337,872.00. If Bird was to sign the qualifying offer, he’d return to Boston on a second two-way contract.

It’s likely Bird will not sign the qualifying offer and will seek a standard NBA contract with the Celtics. This would give him a chance to come to training camp in September and compete for a roster spot.