Reports: Celtics contacted Parsons, Hayward and 28 other players last night

Celtics contacted approximately 30 players last night, according to source. Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons are on the list.

— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) July 1, 2014

Interesting one for @Celtics fans … Boston contacted @Lakers F/C Jordan Hill directly last night, as well as his reps.

— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 1, 2014

Sounds like Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens had a busy night.

Hayward and Parsons are up-and-coming players, but I’m a bit worried the Celtics will overpay and end up with a younger version of Jeff Green.

There’s nothing new regarding Kevin Love. It’s believed Minnesota is in a holding pattern, waiting to hear from the teams that lose out on LeBron and Melo.

Hill – a 6-10 big man with a knack for offensive rebounding – is also being pursued by Houston, Dallas and the Lakers.

Earlier this morning, we passed along news of the Celtics interest in Isaiah Thomas. Sorry, but I don’t see the lure of a 5-9 point guard.

It appears the Pistons are setting the market on Thomas:

#Pistons have reportedly offered Isaiah Thomas a 3 contract worth $24 million #FreeAgentFever

— (@NBAcom) July 1, 2014

And finally, ESPN reports that Chicago, Houston, Portland, Dallas and Memphis are all interested in Paul Pierce. Good luck, Truth.