The Boston Celtics completed the necessary series of transactions Friday that allowed the team to formally sign Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $128 million maximum-salary contract. The Celtics didn’t enter the summer with enough cap space to sign Hayward to a contract that will feature a $29.7 million first-year salary. The Celtics generated $3.8 million in cap room when they traded Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for Marcus Morris last week, then waived third-year forward Jordan Mickey on Friday before his $1.5 million salary went guaranteed.
Representatives for free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and officials from the Milwaukee Bucks are in discussions to schedule a meeting as early as this weekend, league sources told ESPN. Once a date is finalized, the meeting is expected to occur in Los Angeles, sources said.