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Rumor: Timberwolves and 76ers interested in Jabari Bird

Seeing Jabari Bird--or any Bird--not in Celtic green would hurt.

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Here’s The Globe’s Gary Washburn with the Jabari Bird news:

Our Keith Smith reported earlier in the week that the Celtics extended a qualifying offer to Bird. Keith notes:

Bird showed some promise at the end of the year while the Celtics were in cruise control in final few games, but he really showed out in Maine. In 35.2 minutes per game, Bird averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. He’s an energy player and an above average defender who could add depth in Minnesota and Philadelphia. With Boston nearing the tax line and still negotiating the return of Marcus Smart, any money offered by an outside team would likely not get matched by Danny Ainge.