Celts, draft picks agree to deals

Updated: July 3, 2012, 12:51 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics didn't waste any time signing their three selections from last week's draft.

One day after introducing the rookies, Boston formally announced it had reached agreement with first-round picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo and second-round pick Kris Joseph.

Terms of the deals were not announced, but first-round pick base salary was slotted at $1.089 million for Sullinger (21st in draft) and $1.045 million for Melo (22nd in draft). Players can be signed at up to 120 percent of that salary, which the Celtics have done in each of the past two seasons, giving first-round picks Avery Bradley (19th in 2010) and JaJuan Johnson (27th in 2011) a slight bump.

Second-round contracts typically check in at the minimum, which for next season is $473,604.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com



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