Danny Ainge Explains Why Trading Avery Bradley Made Sense For Celtics

Danny Ainge Explains Why Trading Avery Bradley Made Sense For Celtics

Danny Ainge Explains Why Trading Avery Bradley Made Sense For Celtics

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.

Boston.cbslocal.com reports that Morris is a big fan of former KU and former Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who according to published reports will have his No. 34 retired in Boston perhaps as early as next season. Without getting off other salary, the largest offer sheet the Pistons could now match to Caldwell-Pope as a restricted free agent would start around $15.7 million.

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The Pistons can and will pay Bradley his big deal, probably sooner rather than later.

The Celtics also will send a 2019 second-round pick to the Pistons. "Looking to finish out the roster with two more". This move now gives Boston $30.8 million in cap room, enough to add in Gordon Hayward's $29.7 million contract. Bradley is a better 3-point shooter than Caldwell-Pope (39-35 percent last year) and a significantly better shooter overall, in his career and last season (46.3-39.9). Avery Bradley's net worth is unknown, but Avery Bradley's salary is estimated at $8.0 million. It would be essentially impossible for the Celtics to extend Thomas, Smart, and Bradley, who all are all up for extensions during the 2018 offseason. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 30 games over two seasons with the Pacers.

Bradley, 26, an unrestricted free agent after next season. If Johnson proves a major downgrade from Morris at forward, it may offset the improvement at shooting guard and leave the Pistons on the fringes of the Eastern Conference playoff race with Bradley's free agency looming.

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"It's no secret that Avery had been one of my favorite players", Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a press release.

Instead, the Pistons moved on from Caldwell-Pope, rescinding his qualifying offer of $5 million, a source also told to The Detroit News. The Celtics needed to keep Marcus Smart, as his versatility and unique skill set is not easily replaceable.

The bigger question is, how did both teams fare in this exchange?

Does it make them a better team?

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