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Thunder trade Mike Muscala to Celtics

Oklahoma City has dealt veteran center Mike Muscala to Boston for Justin Jackson and 2 future Draft picks.

Mike Muscala is a 10-year NBA veteran who has playoff experience.

The Celtics and Thunder have agreed to a trade that gives Boston some 3-point shooting and depth for the stretch run. Oklahoma City is trading Mike Muscala to Boston for two second-round picks and forward Justin Jackson.

Celtics receive:

Thunder receive:

In Muscala, the Celtics get a 6-foot-11 forward/center who had stints with the Atlanta Hawks, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers before joining the Thunder. The 31-year-old averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds for Oklahoma City this season. His best season, 2020-21, he averaged 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Thunder.

Muscala had two of his best games this season in the last few days. On Feb. 4, he matched a season-high with 19 points and made five 3-pointers in a win over the Houston Rockets. And on Tuesday, he scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers — the night LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league’s career scoring leader.

Jackson, 27, is on a one-year contract and has appeared in 23 games this season for Boston, averaging. 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. He also had stints with Sacramento, Dallas, Milwaukee and Phoenix. He is expected to be waived by the Thunder once he is acquired.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.