The Boston Celtics reportedly will not sign free-agent center JaVale McGee.
According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the sides could not agree on an option for the 2015-16 season. Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics wanted it to be a team option, and McGee wanted a player option.
Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that the team was close to signing McGee to a deal that would run through the end of the 2015-16 season.
As a condition of being waived, McGee won’t give up any of the $12 million he is due next season or the remainder of the $11.25 million he is owed for the rest of the 2014-15 season.
McGee, 27, played in six games for the 76ers, averaging three points and 2.2 rebounds a game. For the season, he is averaging 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in only 23 games after missing more than 30 games because of a leg injury.
- Scooby Axson and Sarah Barshop