The Boston Celtics have agreed to commerce middle Aron Baynes and the No. 24 decide in Thursday night time’s NBA draft to the Phoenix Suns for his or her 2020 first-round decide (through the Milwaukee Bucks), sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Suns used the 24th decide to pick out Virginia taking pictures guard Ty Jerome.
Boston had acquired the Nos. 24 and 33 picks from the Philadelphia 76ers for the Celtics’ 20th decide earlier Thursday, league sources informed Wojnarowski. Philadelphia used the No. 20 decide to pick out Washington small ahead Matisse Thybulle. The Celtics used the No. 33 decide on Purdue guard Carsen Edwards.
Baynes, a seven-year veteran, was affected by accidents within the 2018-19 season, averaging 5.6 factors and three.zero rebounds in 51 video games.
The Celtics had been providing Baynes — together with his $5.four million expiring contract — into wage cap area elsewhere, league sources inform ESPN. With out Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, Boston is now sitting at $25.eight million in room after the commerce with Phoenix. That would improve to $34 million with out guard Terry Rozier, who’s a restricted free agent.
After buying Baynes and the rights to Jerome, the Suns now have a projected $14 million in cap area.
The Milwaukee decide going to Boston through the Suns is protected for picks Nos. 1-7 in 2020 and turns into an unprotected first-rounder in 2021 if not conveyed. Which means Boston now has the potential to have three first-round picks in 2020.
Earlier Thursday, the Celtics chosen Indiana’s Romeo Langford with the 14th decide. A 6-foot-6 guard, Langford performed by means of a thumb damage and completed sixth nationally in freshman scoring in his lone season with the Hoosiers, averaging 16.5 factors.
Langford is the third wing participant Boston has chosen within the first spherical up to now 4 drafts.
The Related Press contributed to this report.