Former Kansas Jayhawk Traded to the Boston Celtics

-The Toronto Raptors officially re-signed All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry and free agent power forward Serge Ibaka to multi-year contracts.

The Pistons have agreed to trade Morris to the Boston Celtics for Avery Bradley, the Pistons announced Friday.


The Detroit Pistons are renouncing restricted free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He averaged career-highs in points, rebounds and assists this past season. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 30 games over two seasons with the Pacers.

Bradley is coming off a tremendous season in which he was poised to make the All-Star team but missed almost six weeks from mid-January to late February with a strained Achilles tendon. Their possible offer a player like Will Barton or Malik Beasley and a draft pick, for instance, could well be outmatched by other teams, but Denver might as well try. Expect Terry Rozier or Marcus Smart to help out with the floor general duties if the Celtics decides that they will not shop for a point guard. Morris should end up starting for Boston next to Al Horford, though the calculus could change if the team elects to keep Jae Crowder. Seeing as the Celtics have plenty of wings with the up and coming duo of Jaylen Brown and talented rookie scorer Jayson Tatum, oh, and Gordon Hayward, there's a good chance that Crowder leaves. Boston fans were looking to Rajon Rondo and Bradley to be the future of the Celtics backcourt. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the Pistons have the ability to offer a two-year, $19-million extension to Bradley, but with the escalating contracts in the National Basketball Association, it's unlikely that Bradley would want a bigger contract on the open market. He averaged 14 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in 2016-17 for the Pistons. At best, they've just kicked their luxury-tax concerns down the road a year, since re-signing Bradley would push them deep into the tax in 2018-19.


For a start, they lose their best perimeter defender who did such a good job at taking pressure off Isaiah Thomas on defense. At 23, he's also three years younger than Bradley and similarly imposing on defence, while being a better ball-handler and playmaker, though a much worse shooter. He also shot 46.3% from the field and 39% on three-pointers.

ESPN first reported the trade was being finalized.


Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley, pictured at TD Garden on February 29, 2016 in Boston, could both potentially be traded by the Celtics in the 2017 offseason.


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