Celtics finally make sign-and-trade involving Grant Williams
The Boston Celtics have finally figured out a way to get something for Grant Williams via sign-and-trade – and it took two other teams.
According to Shams Charania, the Celtics finally figured out a sign-and-trade for Williams via three-team deal. The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Williams, who is signing for four years and $54 million.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs were the third team to come in and help facilitate the trade. They will receive Mavs swingman Reggie Bullock and an unprotected pick swap for 2023.
The Celtics’ return? Multiple second-round picks. Presumably, from both the Mavs and Spurs.
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Jared Weiss of The Athletic reported prior to the trade that the Celtics were seeking a first-round pick in return for Williams. But Weiss also noted that it’s rare for a player to fetch that kind of return in a sign-and-trade.
Williams, while a solid role player with a unique skill set for the frontcourt, is certainly not the caliber of player to command a top-end price tag. So, in light of that context, the C’s seemed to make out pretty well to come out of this with multiple seconds.
Ultimately, the deal was mainly about getting something for Williams instead of eventually losing him for nothing, while moving his money off the books. Boston still has a possible supermax extension in the works for Jaylen Brown, so you figure that Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens has to clear the decks.
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