Bradley among those expected to become RFAs

Bradley among those expected to become RFAs
October 29, 2013, 10:45 am
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Avery Bradley and the Celtics will play in their preseason opener tonight against the Raptors.

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BOSTON — The free agent market for the summer of 2014 will have a few new additions this week when a number of players from the 2010 draft class are expected to not come to terms on contract extensions with their current teams by Thursday's deadline.

Celtics guard Avery Bradley is among those expected to become a restricted free agent this summer.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said recently that there have been talks with Bradley's representatives regarding a contract extension, but all indications remain that he will become a restricted free agent this summer, which means the Celtics can match any offer he receives.

There will certainly be teams that express interest in the 6-foot-2 guard, but he's not the only player from the 2010 draft class that will be coveted.

Here are five players from the 2010 class -- Bradley included -- that will be in the crosshairs of a number of NBA teams during free agency in 2014.

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix
Contract status: Will earn $2.6 million this season.
Comment: Will get a big-money deal this summer from Phoenix or someone else, for sure.

Gordon Hayward, Utah
Contract status: Will earn $3.45 million this season.
Comment: Jazz already handed out a big extension to Derrick Favors, meaning Hayward could be utilized in sign-and-trade scenarios this summer.

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Contract status: Will earn $2.5 million this season.
Comment: One of the league's best on-the-ball defenders, Bradley needs to stay healthy and prove he can score the ball consistently.

Greivis Vasquez, Sacramento
Contract status: Will earn $2.15 million this season.
Comment: Splitting time at the point with Isaiah Thomas does nothing but hurt his value on the free-agent market this summer.

Trevor Booker, Washington:
Contract status: Will earn $2.35 million this season.
Comment: Nobody's opening the vault this summer for Booker, but he could be a nice addition via the mini-mid level exception.