The Memphis Grizzlies agreed to commerce ahead Juancho Hernangomez to the Boston Celtics on Friday in alternate for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn, in addition to a swap of 2026 second-round picks, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The deal can’t be accomplished till September 15, when Dunn might be traded together with different gamers after being traded to Boston in a separate deal final month.
Hernangomez was simply acquired by the Grizzlies final week from the Minnesota Timberwolves, together with guard Jarrett Culver, for an additional just lately traded guard, Patrick Beverley. Hernangomez averaged 7.2 factors and three.9 rebounds for Minnesota final season, his first full yr with the Timberwolves after signing a three-year, $21 million contract with Minnesota as a restricted free agent final offseason.
Minnesota had traded for Hernangomez the prior season as a part of a multi-team deal that noticed Robert Covington wind up with the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela going to the Atlanta Hawks. Hernangomez, 25, injured his left shoulder earlier this summer time, forcing him to overlook taking part in within the Tokyo Olympics final month with the Spanish nationwide crew.
A profession 35% 3-point shooter, Hernangomez will give the Celtics some depth at energy ahead, a place the place they did not have an apparent match on their second unit.
Boston had acquired Dunn final month as a part of a three-team take care of the Hawks and Sacramento Kings, which noticed the Celtics ship out heart Tristan Thompson, who went to the Kings, and get Dunn and heart Bruno Fernando from Atlanta, whereas the Hawks landed guard Delon Wright from Sacramento. Dunn missed nearly all of final season due to knee and ankle points after signing a two-year take care of the Hawks final offseason.
Edwards, 23, has performed sparingly for Boston over the previous two seasons since being the thirty third choose within the 2019 NBA draft out of Purdue. Final yr he averaged 4.0 factors in 31 video games, together with one begin.
The Grizzlies have made a number of strikes to tackle additional gamers for property this offseason, and stay over the 15-man roster restrict for subsequent season. In addition they just lately purchased out Rajon Rondo, whom they acquired in a kind of offers. Rondo went on to signal with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this week.