Sources told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe that the Celtics have extended a qualifying offer of $3.58 million to guard Avery Bradley, giving the team the right to match any offer to the restricted free agent.
Bradley, 23, made $2.5 million last season playing on his rookie contract. Known for his on-the-ball defense, he averaged 14.9 points last season, in which he was limited to 60 games by injury.
The Celtics drafted two possbile replacments for Bradley on Thursday night in the NBA Draft. Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State was taken with the sixth pick overall and swingman James Young of Kentucky was the 17th selection overall.