After a flurry of strikes in a single day together with Jakob Poeltl to the Toronto Raptors and celebrity Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns, the Boston Celtics made their first transfer of the NBA commerce deadline. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Boston Celtics are sending Justin Jackson and two second spherical picks to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder for taking pictures huge man Mike Muscala.
Muscala, 31, is signed for $3.5 Million this season and a group possibility of $3.5 Million for subsequent season. The 6’11” huge is taking pictures 39.4% from past the arc this season on over three makes an attempt per sport, and is a 37.9% shooter from vary on his profession. Within the deal, the Celtics are including some extra dimension to the roster after beating the Philadelphia 76ers with out Al Horford and Robert Williams, and including one other participant able to spreading the ground and pulling down the three.
With the deal, the Celtics take in Mike Muscala’s cap hit of $3.5 Million into the Dennis Schroder TPE of $5.89 Million, which was set to run out right now after the 3PM EST commerce deadline passes. After transferring on from Justin Jackson, Boston will nonetheless have one other open roster spot, as they dealt Noah Vonleh earlier within the season to the San Antonio Spurs in a wage dump commerce.
Mike Muscala is taking pictures 41.3% on 3s during the last season plus. Provides some dimension, depth. Matches into TPE. Low value so as to add.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 9, 2023
Boston nonetheless has some extra strikes to make, and if they don’t transfer on from Danilo Gallinari, the group can have the Disabled Participant Exception of $3.23 Million to supply any participant that will hit the buyout market as trades come to an in depth. Boston has beforehand been linked to Will Barton, if he can safe a buyout with the Washington Wizards.