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The Celtics’ 2019 offseason has already been a rocky one, but the team’s front office is trying to salvage what it can.Boston is actively looking to trade veteran center Aron Baynes in order to clear cap space, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Baynes exercised his $5.4 million player option earlier this month. Boston has offered center Aron Baynes — $5.4M expiring contract — into salary cap space elsewhere, league sources tell ESPN. Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, moving Baynes without taking back salary could get the Celtics to $23M in space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Baynes is apparently on board with the plan now that the Celtics are unlikely to be title contenders in the near future.To clear something up with news that Aron Baynes could be traded by the Boston Celtics for cap space: This is a mutual thing. Baynes wanted to stay in Boston, if the Celtics were also going to be contenders. As some things have changed, Baynes and Boston are looking for trades.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 20, 2019With Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each declining their respective player options and electing to test the market, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is doing everything he can to position Boston to be a viable destination for other free agents this summer.The departures of Horford and Baynes would leave a huge void in the frontcourt, so the Celtics will have to aggressively pursue centers when free agency [email protected] on @SiriusXMNBA earlier today: “The Celtics are going to prioritize getting a center, maybe someone like (Nikola) Vucevic. … They’re fully operating under the belief that those two guys (Kyrie and Horford) are walking.”— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) June 19, 2019 NBA DRAFT RUMORS: Celtics have interest in trading up to No. 4
Those projects are valued at over $9,000,000 and the grant applications were valued at over $1,000,000. The gap comes from the fact that not all projects are fully funded. As of now $112,000 in grants has been secured.Development officer Jennifer Moore said she hopes the City will be willing continue in the partnership as they play a key part in making grants possible.“This project is funded through the Northern Development Initiative Trust. They provide a grant of $8,000. The NPDC then tops that up so we can offer a reasonable salary for our part time contractor. The City of Fort St. John’s contribution in addition to the grant money was $5,000 last year, she said.”- Advertisement -In the region there were 294 grants over the past year. 41 of those have been approved, and $680,000 in successful grants have been distributed. Since 2010 almost $5,000,000 in grants have been awarded.
Only a few weeks after sealing the Premier League title, Chelsea have been dealt a blow for next season.It’s been confirmed that Eden Hazard, one of the star performers of their triumph, has fractured his ankle while training with his national team, Belgium.The likelihood, then, is that the winger will be unavailable for selection come the start of their title defence in August.Replacing him will be no easy task for Antonio Conte, so with Hazard likely to be out come the opening day of the season, how could Chelsea’s first XI of the 2017/18 campaign look?Scroll through the gallery above to check out the possible line-up. 11 11 6. Centre midfield: N’Golo Kante – Kante seems a bargain signing at £30m, proving he was no one-season wonder at Leicester City. The Frenchman took little time to settle in the Chelsea team and, worryingly for their rivals, is still improving. 2. Centre back: Cesar Azpilicueta – Azpilicueta has taken on the label as the ‘unsung hero’ of the Chelsea team. His role rarely garners the attention it deserves, as his importance to the Blues continues to blossom. His versatility makes him one of Conte’s most key players. 11 3. Centre back: David Luiz – Only a handful of supporters would have predicted Luiz would have such a vital role in Chelsea’s title-winning season. He’s been at the heart of a new-look Blues defence and is likely to remain just as crucial next season. 11 11 11 1. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – check out the full possible Chelsea line up by clicking the arrow above, right – Courtois isn’t going anywhere this summer. The Chelsea ‘keeper claimed the Golden Glove in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign and seems fully committed to continuing success at Stamford Bridge. He recently told Sky Sports News that “there is no doubt I will stay” and spoke of his desire to sign a new deal, with two years remaining on his current contract. 8. Left wing-back: Marcos Alonso – Alonso was a surprise performer for Chelsea, contributing six goals and three assists while doing his bit defensively. He thrived in a wing-back role, but Conte might be keen to get in cover for the Spaniard. 9. Right attack: Pedro – Pedro disappointed in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, but has seemed full of confidence under Conte. He scored nine and assisted nine, and his form saw him move ahead of Willian in the pecking order. 11 7. Centre midfield: Tiemoué Bakayoko – Conte is expected to bolster his options in central midfield this summer, with a new partner for Kante anticipated. Chelsea have been linked with a move for Bakayoko for much of this year and various reports claim discussions are taking place. While the 22-year-old is far from the finished article, he’s impressed at Monaco and will improve. 11 5. Right wing-back: Dani Alves – At the end of last week, the Daily Mail reported that Chelsea are considering a move for Dani Alves, as the Brazilian could be made available by Juventus in the summer market. It’s understood that Conte wants competition for Victor Moses on the right flank and is interested by Alves, who has one year remaining on his contract with the Serie A outfit. 11 11 4. Centre back: Gary Cahill – Cahill took over the on-field captaincy role from John Terry and is the leading candidate to be given the armband on a permanent basis this summer, as Terry prepares to leave his boyhood club. He’s led by example and his passion has earned him a place in Chelsea hearts. 11 10. Left attack: Willian – There has been uncertainty over the future of Willian, who made more substitute appearances (19) than starts (15) last season, but injury to Hazard may change Conte’s thinking in the summer market. Manchester United might be left disappointed in their reported pursuit of the Brazilian. 11. Striker: Alvaro Morata or Romelu Lukaku – If reports are to be believed, these are the two strikers topping Conte’s wish list as to who can either compete for a place or replace Diego Costa. The pair scored a combined 40 league goals and are hot property in the market.