A three-team-trade has gone down in the NBA, and no it doesn’t involve JR Smith or the struggling Lakers.
Miami will send a first-round pick it owns from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Celtics, but that pick becomes two second-round picks should the Sixers miss the playoffs in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Heat will save nearly $10 million in salary and luxury tax with the unloading of Anthony’s contract.
We also can’t forget that Andrew Bynum was allegedly on the Miami Heat’s radar. This opens up a roster spot for them and also would allow Bynum to get back to a warm climate which he covets. Certainly Pat Riley would know how to handle Bynum. I would advise the Heat to attempt to poach someone from the Phoenix Suns training staff if they plan to make that move. With both Bynum and Greg Oden on the roster, in addition to an occasional ailing DWade, they could use some of that magic. Grant Hill, Vince Carter, Shaq and others all had great physical results to their training staff while there.
The Celtics are readying for the return of Rajon Rondo who was sent to the D-League on Wednesday and implied on Twitter that he would be back for the Celts by Friday of this week.