Boston Celtics Trade Tristan Thompson to the Atlanta Hawks for point guard Kris Dunn and a 2023 2nd round pick following the 2021 NBA Draft. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Thompson will actually head to the Sacramento Kings in the trade. The Celtics will save nearly $3.5 million in salary cap space heading into 2021 NBA Free Agency. Can Kris Dunn provide the Celtics with a defensive minded guard off the bench to spell Marcus Smart? Chat Sports host Harrison Graham breaks down the Tristan Thompson trade in today’s Celtics Today video!
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Tristan Thompson was signed by the Celtics in NBA free agency last season and played in 43 games while averaging 23.8 minutes per game, 7.6 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. Getting Dunn in return in the Thompson trade will provide the Celtics with a guard that is an elite perimeter defender that can get downhill on offense and has some playmaking ability. The Boston Celtics will save roughly $3.5 million in cap space heading into NBA Free Agency.
Full Celtics Trade Details:
Celtics Receive: Kris Dunn (G), Bruno Fernando (F), 2023 2nd round pick
Kings Receive: Tristan Thompson (F/C)
Hawks Receive: TBD
According to Bobby Marks on the Tristan Thompson trade
– Boston will likely create a $7.7M trade exception with this trade.
– The Dunn $4.8M salary will go into the $4.8M Enes Kanter TE.
– They already have a $11M TE that is still available from the Gordon Hayward s/t.
Celtics fans answer the following questions in the comment section:
– Confidence-level in the Celtics’ current roster?
– Name a player the Celtics should sign in free agency!
– How do you feel about Thompson being gone?
– Who won the trade?
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