Atlantic Notes: Celtics Trades, Mudiay, Fultz, Noah

The Celtics are unlikely to make a big move prior to this year’s trade deadline, NBC Sports’ Tom Haberstroh reports in a story relayed by NBC Sports Boston’s Darren Hartwell. With Indiana losing Victor Oladipo for the season, the Celtics have less incentive to make a drastic change. They’re hoping Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown bounce back during the second half of the season, then will look to trade for Anthony Davis during the offseason.

We have more from around the Atlantic Division:

  • Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will be sidelined at least two weeks with a left shoulder strain, the team’s PR department tweets. Mudiay suffered the injury against Houston on Wednesday and the original prognosis was confirmed by an MRI. Mudiay is averaging 14.7 PPG and 3.9 APG.
  • Markelle Fultz traveled with the Sixers on their current road trip but the second-year guard has not been cleared for basketball activity, Derek Bodner of The Athletic tweets. It’s not anticipated that Fultz will be cleared during the trip and thus he’s limited to physical therapy as he works his way back from thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Joakim Noah takes responsibility for flopping with the Knicks after signing a four-year, $72MM contract, as he told Frank Isola of The Athletic. Noah is playing for the Grizzlies after getting released by New York. “I think these are all life lessons. It was a tough time for me mentally,” he said. “Failing like that on a stage I really wanted to do well on. I take responsibility. It took me a while to digest that.”
  • Blake Murphy of The Athletic runs down a wide variety of trade scenarios for the Raptors, though they’re also unlikely to make a big move.
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5 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Celtics Trades, Mudiay, Fultz, Noah

  1. Guest617

    fultz to the g league would get dominated – he’s loss cause sixers should stretch that headache

    • 123Redsox

      He’s not worth a bag of chips. They should trade him while he has some value

      • Z-A

        If hes not worth a bag of chips no one is taking his guaranteed salary next year.

        Unfortunately it’s a wait and see approach. I think he is a punk and just stealing money tbh. Bc he has talent. Hes a headcase. The only time I saw him play with any passion or aggression was leading up to when they picked up his guaranteed option. THEN his agent had him shelf it.

  2. Z-A

    I’m trying to imagine a world where Butler opts in, Sixers didnt pick up Fultz option and had around 36M in effective cap space. Around 27 if with Fultz still. Could be used to offer a hefty contract to Mirotic and complete the roster. Embiid, Mirotic, Butler, Shamet, Simmons.

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