Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens talked about the team’s most recent deal for center Bol Bol, Jayson Tatum’s recent shooting woes and their deadline conversations on a radio show Thursday.
“There’s a lot of factors in that one that made that deal,” Stevens explained. “What we thought was a really good deal for us. And really I thought a deal that made sense for all three teams.”
One of those factors, as Stevens mentioned, is that Bol is entering restricted free agency this offseason. The Celtics have his Bird Rights and have the option to match any deal that is offered to Bol.
Bol is currently dealing with a foot injury that will keep him sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.