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Friday, May 17, 2013
Satisfaction guaranteed?

By Chris Forsberg


The Celtics have four nonguaranteed contracts for the 2013-14 season, one of which is the much-publicized June 30th date upon which Paul Pierce's $15.3 million salary becomes guaranteed (only $5 million is guaranteed if Pierce is waived before then). The indispensable salary site ShamSports.com was updated today with more details about the trigger dates in the contracts inked by Terrence Williams, Shavlik Randolph and DJ White during the 2012-13 campaign. A quick breakdown:

TERRENCE WILLIAMS: Williams is set to earn $947,907 next season. If not waived on or before June 30, $200,000 of his contract becomes guaranteed. If not waived on or before Sept. 1, $300,000 becomes guaranteed. And Williams' contract becomes fully guaranteed if he's not waived on or before Oct. 31 (meaning he'd have to make the opening-day roster). Rapid reaction: Williams brings plenty of upside at a low price tag. Barring a run on veteran-minimum deals this offseason, he'll be here next season.

SHAVLIK RANDOLPH: Randolph is set to earn $1.1 million next season. His contract becomes fully guaranteed if not waived on or before Aug. 1. Rapid reaction: Randolph has the summer to show he belongs, but he already proved his value as a low-cost big man with rebounding abilities at the end of the 2011-12 season. He's got an excellent chance to stick if there's not a run on big-man additions.

DJ WHITE: White is set to earn $1 million next season. His contract becomes fully guaranteed if not waived on or before Aug. 1. Rapid reaction: White faces the longest odds of last year's late-season imports, but will get the summer to show he deserves a chance to stick around. With roster space at a premium, White could be an odd-man out unless he really shines in summer league.