Grant Williams leaves i Boston Celtics, as had seemed likely for a few months. The long man is the star of the latest sign-and-trade in the NBA market so far and will settle to the Dallas Mavericks with a four-year, $54 million deal. The trade involves three teams: Dallas, Boston and the San Antonio Spurs. The latter get right from the Mavs the veteran Reggie Bullock, 7.2 point average last season. The Celtics, for their part, bring several future second-round picks (2024, 2025 and 2028) to the table: better than losing Williams to zero.
The Mavericks are acquiring Celtics restricted free agent Grant Williams on a four-year, $54 million deal via sign-and-trade, per sources. WME Sports’ Bill Duffy and Erik Kabe completed the new contract for Williams. https://t.co/5T77dCuMkA
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Dallas Mavericks front this is the second move in the last few hours. Prior to the trade, the Texans had extended an offer sheet to Matisse Thybulle, still a free agent. Portland may pare this proposal, the details of which are not disclosed: if it does so within 48 hours, the player will remain with the Blazers, otherwise the Mavs will have a very useful defensive specialist.
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