The Boston Celtics were one of three teams making moves on Tuesday night in a trade involving the Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and Denver Nuggets, with Boston sending out forward Juancho Hernangomez, getting back big man Bol Bol and guard PJ Dozier while also creating a $6.9 million traded player exception and saving Boston a fair amount of relief on their cap hit for this season as well. Co/M2StqL3vPP
– The Celtics Wire January 19, 2022
“A trade involving Hernangomez was a near certainty leading up to the deadline,” writes Pelton.
“The veteran forward, making $6.9 million this season including likely incentives in his contract, had played just 96 minutes so far, and his salary helped push the Celtics into the luxury tax.”
Boston Celtics reportedly create $6.9 million TPE with Juancho Hernangomez trade https://t. Co/7bI0oSsngH
– The Celtics Wire January 20, 2022
“Assuming Brown is not chosen an All-Star, the Celtics can get comfortably out of the tax by moving a minimum-salary player before the deadline,” suggests Pelton.