Report: Pistons, Celtics Finalizing Trade

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Report: Pistons, Celtics Finalizing Trade

The Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for guard Will Bynum, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:

The Celtics appear to be making the move with roster flexibility in mind. They have 16 fully guaranteed contracts on their books and must trim that to 15 before the start of the regular season. Swapping Anthony, who is set to make $3.8 million this season, for Bynum, who will earn $2.9 million, will save the team $900,000.

It’s not clear if Bynum will stick with the Celtics. It could hinge on whether the team makes any additional moves before the season tips later this month.

Waiving Bynum would ensure roster flexibility for the Celtics and save them $900,000. Detroit has enough big men to fiddle around. Anthony could end up on retainer for Stan Van Gundy’s Pistons.

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