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Celtics begin free agent overtures

As the clock struck midnight July 1, opening the NBA’s free agency season, the Celtics started working the phones.

Led by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens, the team contacted more than two dozen free agents, including Celtics guard Avery Bradley, Kings guard Isaiah Thomas, Lakers guard Kent Bazemore, and Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, according to league sources.

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