Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics watches the action against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics have officially made a trade with the 2022 deadline mere hours away … and it’s a simple salary dump.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are trading guard P.J. Dozier and big man Bol Bol, along with a future second-round pick and cash, to the Orlando Magic for a future second. Neither Dozier nor Bol were active for a game this season for the Celtics. Bol is recovering from foot surgery.

As analyzed by ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Bol and Dozier both have expiring contracts and will create trade exceptions of $2.1 million and $1.9 million for President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens. It also puts the C’s under the luxury tax, which was reportedly a goal of theirs.

The 2022 NBA trade deadline officially passes at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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