NBA Trade Grades: Celtics unload Avery Bradley to Pistons

According to reports, they have agreed to a trade with the Boston Celtics, sending Marcus Morris in exchange for Avery Bradley.

Having acquired Marcus Morris from Detroit for Bradley and a second-round draft pick, the Celts can now at least be more patient with their investigations.

The appeal for the Celtics in the deal is that it frees up some cap space to acquire All-Star guard Gordon Hayward, who opted this week for Boston over the Utah Jazz and Miami Heat.

However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that those talks have come to a stall, and the Celtics are engaged in trade talks throughout the National Basketball Association.

I think it is also safe to say that the future will probably not include Avery Bradley either, who is going into the a year ago of his contract. His $1.3 million is partially guaranteed for next season – the Pistons have until July 15 to make a decision – and they could look in another direction.

What’s Morris Mean for Boston?

The Pistons can add one more player to the active roster, in addition to two two-way contracts.

Bradley’s arrival gives the Pistons a replacement for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had been a restricted free agent.

Moments later, the Pistons rescinded their $5.5-million qualifying offer to Caldwell-Pope, 24, making him an unrestricted free agent. Bradley locked down opponents when Thomas could not, and shot the second-best on the other end of the perimeter (of all Celtics who averaged at least one 3-point attempt a game).

The 6-foot-9 Morris will give them a bigger rebounding type, though he averaged just 4.6 per game playing next to Andre Drummond last season, and may help solve a major Celtics’ weakness that was once again exposed during the playoffs.

We’ll have to wait and see if more moves are coming for the Celtics.

The Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send Avery Bradley to Detroit, league sources tell ESPN. The deal was bigger than two teams swapping players. Yabusele was selected No. 16 in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Marcus Morris is a 5-year player in the league and has played for the Houston Rockets, Phoneix Suns, and the Pistons. However, the Celtics are reportedly still gauging the trade market on Crowder, so there could still be moves to be made.

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