The Boston Celtics wrapped up their trade deadline deals by sending big man Daniel Theis and wing Javonte Green to the Chicago Bulls for wing Luke Kornet and center Mo Wagner along with cash considerations, as well as veteran guard Jeff Teague to the Orlando Magic to complete the trade for shooting guard Evan Fournier, according to multiple reports.
Former Celtics assistant Ryan McDonough shared that Kornet and Wagner will become Celtics as part of a three-team deal between the Bulls, Boston and Washington Wizards that sees Boston send $1.3 million to Chicago in cash. The Athletic’s Jared Weiss and Josh Robbins relate the Celtics also sent Teague to the Magic, who will waive him.
Boston will create a $5 million traded player exception (TPE) with the Theis deal, absorbing Wagner into one of its existing TPEs.
With the moves made today, the Celtics will stay below the luxury tax — even including Jaylen Brown’s $1.3 million All-Star bonus — by just under a million dollars according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. It is unclear if Boston intends to retain Kornet, who is earning $2.3 million while averaging just 2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, but if they choose to waive him there appears to be a solid market of buyout players coming into focus. https://twitter.com/TheCelticsWire/status/1375137015084244993?s=20
It may depend on whether the team can secure the services of one of its preferred players on that buyout market. Yahoo Sports’ Keith Smith reported Boston is eyeing big man LaMarcus Aldridge and forward Otto Porter. With the passing of the deadline, it seems this is more or less the roster going forward, with the first game as a new unit coming Friday evening against the Milwaukee Bucks. This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=48262,48259,48257,48255] [listicle id=48261]