Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge had a busy Friday. Just four weeks after trading All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics are moving one of the pieces from that trade.
Center Brandan Wright is on the move again. He ends up back out west with the up-and-coming Phoenix Suns. Wright was traded for a conditional first-round pick, originally owned by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The pick is lottery protected for slots one through 12 in 2015 and 2016 drafts.
The Celtics are also on the verge of trading away their leading scored Jeff Green. The guard is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the $7.7 million expiring contract of Tayshaun Prince, and a first round pick.
This trade won’t be as emotional for Green as his first one back in 2011 when he was traded to Boston from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Kendrick Perkins. At that time, the Thunder was the young, hot up-and-comers, and the team was extremely tight knit. It took both sides a minute to recover chemistry.