(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- The Boston Celtics have agreed to a 4-year, $32 million deal with free agent guard Avery Bradley, according to ESPN.com.
The Celtics originally made a $3.6 million qualifying offer to Bradley before free agency started, which made him a restricted free agent, allowing the Celtics to match any other offer Bradley received.
The 23-year-old Bradley was drafted by the Celtics in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft. During his four seasons in Boston, Bradley has proven to be an exceptional defender.
Bradley averaged a career-high 14.9 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Celtics last season.
Bradley is expected to start for a Boston team next season that features guards Rajon Rondo, Jerryd Bayless, Marcus Smart and James Young.
The deal becomes official when the NBA's moratorium is lifted July 10.
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