UPDATE, 12:07 p.m. -- The Detroit Pistons' maneuvering to land Avery Bradley in their reported trade with the Boston Celtics has affected Kentavious Caldewell-Pope's future, too. According to multiple reports, the Pistons are pulling Caldwell-Pope's qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent ...
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The Boston Celtics have some roster moves to make before they can sign free-agent forward Gordon Hayward to his reported max deal. The Celtics are doing what they can today to get that point after news of a reported trade between the Celtics and Pistons that will send defensive stopper Avery Bradley to Detroit ...
The Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send Avery Bradley to Detroit, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2017
The Pistons are sending Marcus Morris to Boston in the deal, league source tells ESPN. Lakers, Clippers were prominent in talks until end. https://t.co/hd01uMoEO7— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2017
Celtics trading Avery Bradley and a second-round pick to Detroit for Marcus Morris, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 7, 2017
A league source confirms to The News that the #Pistons are getting a 2019 second-round pick in addition to Avery Bradley for Marcus Morris.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) July 7, 2017
The Celtics after the trade for Marcus Morris now have $30.8M in cap room enough for the Gordon Hayward $29.7M... https://t.co/hRJCB1vDkw— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 7, 2017
Trading Avery Bradley to Detroit means two things: max space for Gordon Hayward & KCP almost certainly won't be back with the Pistons.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 7, 2017
Here's more from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the reported trade:
The Boston Celtics are trading guard Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for forward Marcus Morris, league sources told ESPN.
The Bradley deal creates the salary cap space needed to sign free agent forward Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $128 million maximum contract.
The Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers were aggressive suitors for Bradley in the past 24 hours, league sources said.
Bradley is in the final year of his contract, and was unsure whether he fit long-term financially into Boston's structure. Detroit could be aggressive in pursuing a new deal with him, something that Bradley has been keenly interested in, league sources said.
Last season, Bradley just missed out on making the All-Defensive second team, but did make an All-Defensive team in 2012-13 and 2015-16 seasons.
This trade for Bradley could mean the end of Kentavious Caldewell-Pope's era in Detroit, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, as the Pistons are suddenly looking at a glut of guards to find minutes for ...
Pistons talks w/Kentavious Caldwell-Pope haven't progressed, sources say. Possibility Pistons make him unrestricted or not match offer sheet— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 7, 2017
#Pistons might not be done dealing, but if they want to keep KCP, they'll have to shed a big salary to stay above the luxury-tax apron.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) July 7, 2017
For those following the $$$, AB due $8.8M in this, the last yr of his deal. Marcus Morris due $5M this yr; $5.375M in final yr of his deal.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) July 7, 2017
Don't think Avery was going to give #Celtics some type of hometown discount to stay. He was fully aware he was underpaid.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 7, 2017