Boston Celtics Announce Roster Moves

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have traded guard Keith Bogans and two future conditional Sacramento second round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for forwards Dwight Powell, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas, guard John Lucas III, 2016 and 2017 second round picks from Cleveland and a trade exception.

In a related move, the Celtics have waived guard Chris Babb and guard/forward Chris Johnson.

Powell, a 6’11” forward, was the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He played four years at Stanford and appeared in 136 games while averaging 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game. Powell was the Pac 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year during his senior year and also played for Canada in the World University Games in the summer of 2013.

Murphy, a 6’10” forward out of Florida, was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 49th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He appeared in 24 contests for Chicago last season and averaged 0.3 points and 0.3 rebounds in 2.6 minutes per game.

Thomas, a 6’9” forward out of San Diego State, played in eight games for Utah and San Antonio during the 2013-14 season and averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game during that span.

Lucas, a 5’11” guard out of Oklahoma State, appeared in 42 matchups for the Utah Jazz in 2013-14 and averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 assist in 14.1 minutes per game. Lucas has played in 216 games throughout his six-year NBA career with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 12.2 minutes per game.

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