The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons have made the NBA‘s 2017 free-agency proceedings a lot more interesting.
By swapping Avery Bradley and Marcus Morris, as first reported by ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday, they not only facilitated the Gordon Hayward signing, but also pushed the Motor City into a new tax bracket. Now, Detroit can’t afford Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, which thrusts a high-upside player into the mix for those lucky teams with enduring cap space.
Plenty of other lower-level free agents found new homes Friday. However, nothing is more significant than the changing location of a two-way stud (Bradley to Detroit) and the newfound availability of a player (Caldwell-Pope) who could soon join him in that category.