Depending on how the market shakes out in the first summer with a greatly increased salary cap, Sullinger may be interested in accepting the qualifying offer, a one-year deal that would make him an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
The situation with Turner is more defined. The question is whether, as the Celtics seek other players, he’ll get an offer early in the free agent period that he cannot refuse.
But Turner is strongly on the record with his desire to return,
“Evan’s made it known that he’d like to come back, and we’ll just have to see how it works out,” said Falk. “Boston and Brad Stevens have been great for him.
“He needed to go to a place where he’d have a coach who would help him grow and improve and embrace him and motivate him, and Brad’s been terrific for Evan. And I think Evan’s been terrific for the Celtics, and I hope that he can stay with the Celtics.