The Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a trade involving Marcus Smart, Kristaps Porzingis and other players and picks ahead of the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.
The Wizards have agreed to trade Porzingis to the Celtics with Smart heading to the Grizzlies, according to reports. ESPN reported that the Wizards will also receive Tyus Jones from the Grizzlies and Mike Muscala, Danilo Gallinari and a second-round pick in Thursday’s draft from the Celtics.
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The exchanges have not yet been made official.
Smart was the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time All-Defensive First Team member. Boston selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.1 rebounds along with 1.5 steals per game in 61 games for the Celtics last season.
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Smart’s inclusion in the deal shocked the NBA world. He seemed prepared to play in Boston for the rest of his career. His hustle and his heart on the court have gone a long way for the Celtics, but his veteran leadership will certainly prove valuable to a young Grizzlies team.
Boston is reportedly receiving first-round picks from Memphis for the 2023 and 2024 drafts.
Gallinari was a great offseason acquisition for the Celtics last year, but he was hurt before he even stepped on the court.
The Wizards acquired Porzingis from the Dallas Mavericks during the 2021-22 season. Last season was his first full year in Washington. The lone All-Star averaged 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 65 games for the Wizards.
The Wizards also reportedly received a second-round pick.
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Jones played the last four seasons in Memphis. He started 22 of the 80 games he played in and averaged a career-high 10.3 points and 5.2 assists. Muscala is a veteran forward who spent last season between Boston and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played 63 games and averaged 6.1 points per game.
Associated Press contributed to this report.