dglobalnews.com Marcus Morris traded to Boston
Published: Sat, July 08, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

Marcus Morris traded to Boston

Marcus Morris traded to Boston

Bradley, who has spent all seven of his National Basketball Association seasons in Boston, is in the past year of his contract, at $8,808,898.

Landing Gordon Hayward was always going to come with a sacrifice for the Boston Celtics and that effect manifested in trading away Avery Bradley.

More deals could be upcoming for the Celtics as they go about setting their roster for the new season. At various times last season, Smart guarded point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and even big men like Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis and Paul Millsap.

Mariano presented at Lyon, leaves Real Madrid for €8 million
In an interview with the French broadcaster, Aulas said: "I do not think that Alexandre Lacazette will leave this summer. Arsenal fans will hope that Lyon's latest arrival more or less confirms a deal for Lacazette is in fact imminent.

By contrast, Bradley will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and was likely to draw heavy interest around the league. The blockbuster trade, by Detroit standards, shakes up the imminent future of the Pistons, and not only ships out Morris, but could send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope packing.

Beggars can't be choosers, and while teams around the league surely want some of Boston's spare parts, no one is going to part with prime assets when they know the Celtics have no choice but to shed salary. On Friday, the Celtics finally made the move that allows Hayward to sign with the team. Landing Hayward was a big step, and the Celtics took Duke's Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick in the draft after trading down from No. 1. Crowder is a more valuable trade chip than Bradley ever would be (even though Bradley was the better two-way player) thanks to his absurdly team-friendly deal that runs through 2020.

Are the Boston Celtics contenders in the Eastern Conference? (Detroit may find it easier to move other players for tax relief with a year less on their deals, it should be noted.) At worst, the Pistons gave up two years of Morris at a good price for one with Bradley.

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