Celtics Add New, Familiar Face At Trade Deadline

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Brad Stevens' first NBA trade deadline as the President of Basketball Operations of the Boston Celtics was a busy one.

The Celtics made three trades ahead of the deadline, which saw them add two new players—guard Derrick White from the San Antonio Spurs and forward Daniel Theis from the Houston Rockets. They also acquired a future second-round pick from the Orlando Magic in a third deal.

Boston sent guards Josh Richardson and Romeo Langford along with a protected 2022 first-round pick and the rights to swap first-rounders in 2028 in exchange for White. White was the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft and averaged 11.6 points per game over his five seasons with the Spurs.

The Celtics acquired Richardson in the 2021 offseason from the Dallas Mavericks, and he averaged 9.7 points per game in 44 games in his lone season in Boston. Romeo Lanford, the 14th overall pick in 2019, played 94 games with the Celtics of three seasons and averaged 3.6 points per game.

Theis joined the Celtics in a deal that sent for centers Bruno Fernando and Enes Freedom, and guard Dennis Schröder to Houston. He spent his first three and a half seasons in the NBA with the Celtics, averaging 7.2 points per game in 236 games before he was traded to the Chicago Bulls last season.

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Schröder, Freedom, and Fernando all joined the Celtics in the 2021 offseason. Fernando featured sparingly for the Celtics this season, while Freedom and Schröde featured in 49 and 35 games respectively.

In a final deal of deadline day, the Celtics sent Bol Bol, PJ Dozier, a future second-round pick, and cash to the Orlando Magic. The Celtics acquired both Bol and Dozier in a three-team deal with the Denver Nuggets and the Spurs earlier this year. Neither player featured in a game for the Celtics due to injuries.

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