Boston Celtics

Apr 18, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Richardson (0) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It turns out, Brad Stevens wasn’t done for the weekend after acquiring point guard Kris Dunn from the Atlanta Hawks in a late-Friday afternoon trade. As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic Friday night, the Celtics are picking up wing Josh Richardson in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

Richardson played 59 games for the Mavericks last year, starting 56. Playing just over 30 minutes a night, the 27-year-old averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per contest while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep.

Originally a second-round pick by the Heat in 2015, Richardson played four years in Miami, with a single season stop in Philadelphia before being traded for Seth Curry in November.

The Celtics used the money remaining from the Gordon Hayward trade exception to make room for Richardson, who exercised his $11.6 million player option for the 2021-2022 season. Richardson will be an unrestricted free agent after next year.

According to Brian Robb of MassLive and 98.5 The Sports Hub, the deal is “essentially a salary dump for Dallas,” who created their own $10.9 million trade exception with the move. The Celtics are not expected to send anything back to the Mavericks in return.

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