Wednesday began with an odd rumor about the Celtics trading a player away. By the afternoon though, things were trending towards them acquiring a player who would play a significant role this upcoming season.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers “are in strong talks” in a trade that would see each team shuffle bench players. That trade would see the Celtics acquire forward Kristaps Porzingis from the Wizards while sending guard Malcolm Brogdon to the Clippers. Forward Marcus Morris, a former Celtic, would be traded from the Clippers to the Wizards along with draft capital.