Boston Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens is wheeling and dealing prior to the start of free agency; which begins on August 2nd.
On Saturday, Stevens made two big trades.
The first sent veteran big-man Tristan Thompson to Sacramento (by way of Atlanta) in exchange for former #5 pick Kris Dunn and 22 year old center Bruno Fernando.
The second sent center Moses brown (who was just recently traded to Boston in the Al Horford deal) to Dallas for guard/forward Josh Richardson.
Stevens – a rookie executive – was able to utilize a myriad of trade exceptions with the two moves; and Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports he may not be done just yet.
The Celtics have been rumored to have interest in restricted free agent guard Lonzo Ball – but acquiring him would likely require the Pelicans to agree to a sign-and-trade.
When asked what he thought of Stevens’s moves so far, Celtics’ star Jayson Tatum said “I trust Brad. He’ll figure it out,” via Marc D’Amico of the Boston Celtics.