JULY 31: The Celtics will send Moses Brown – recently acquired from Oklahoma City – to Dallas in the deal for Richardson, tweets Charania. A simple one-for-one swap, the trade is now official, according to an announcement from the Mavs.
JULY 30: The Mavericks are finalizing a trade that would send swingman Josh Richardson to the Celtics, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.
Richardson will exercise his $11.6MM option in order to make the deal happen, Charania adds.
The Celtics are using a $11.05MM trade exception acquire in the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade last year in order to make the deal, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. Richardson made $10.86MM this past season, so Boston will finalize the deal on Saturday before the league calendar flips. The Mavericks will generate a trade exception worth the same amount.
Dallas could have up to $34MM in cap room entering free agency, though creating that much space would require renouncing Tim Hardaway Jr.‘s cap hold, Marks adds.
Richardson averaged 12.1 PPG and 2.6 APG in 59 regular-season games with Dallas this past season, including 56 starts. He’s a career 35.8% 3-point shooter and 83.2% free throw shooter with the reputation of being a quality perimeter defender.
The Celtics also agreed to a three-way deal on Friday in which they shipped big man Tristan Thompson to the Kings and acquired guard Kris Dunn from the Hawks. However, Dunn could be moved as part of another trade, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe (Twitter link).
49 thoughts on “Mavs Trade Josh Richardson To Celtics”
Looks like the Richardson experiment failed after one year. Mavs should of kept Curry
No they shouldn’t have. Sixers wouldn’t have him if they did.
yea that’s the point…
It did fail. However this trade was to clear up space for the likes of Lowry while also keeping Hardaway. Need to make some more moves but this was a big first step.
Good move for Mavs
Celtics are on tax line
If 76ers resign Green and Korkmax market value, they are also on tax line
Josh Richardson wouldn’t have gotten smoked in gm7 by Kev Huerter like Seth did. Philly definitely coulda used him in that game
Richardson also would have scored a third of what Seth did in the playoffs.
Josh scored 17/gm for Philly in the playoffs last yr, Seth scored 19/gm for Philly in the playoffs this yr. Your math is obviously way off. Also Josh is a MUCH better defender. Seth’s below average defense is obv a huge reason Philly lost gm7. His man was the guy doing most of the scoring
That being said, if Doc Rivers knew any of the players on his team, they could have also used them. His use of a George hill and/or Seth Curry in lineups without at least 1 of Simmons or Embiid makes no sense, and he didnt use Maxey, Milton, Isaiah Joe correctly/much at all…also should have used Simmons at the 5/4 more often
Good move for DAL, if they’re walking away from THJ. In that case, it gives them a real critical mass of cap space to go shopping.
BOS has no cap space either way, and this allows them to resist any temptation to overpay Fournier.
Q is do they use it for long term or roll it over for Big game hunting in the future
Cubans in a tough spot right now, they obv have better intel than us but I don’t know which direction Id go today if I was Dal.
You have to Imagine incomings are going to see the open cap as a payday not some sort of ride share w multiple passengers so everybody gets too work more efficiently
Ask Luka first then move
IDK. But at least with 34 mm in cap space they’d have some leverage to shop multiple alternatives (vs being limited to your own guy or nothing).
Incomings will always see it that way. Teams with cap space should have FO’s that know their leverage and can counter with their own vision. None of these cap space teams (DAL, NYK, etc.) are taking a categorical step forward in one year based on this FA class. So, they have to roll some of it over, or at least create a path to more next year.
No brainer for Boston to take a flier on a JR redemption given their lack of depth.
Agree the math is more complicated for Dallas. But I think getting off the salary is the right move – we’ll see what they end up doing with it.
I’d be hesitant shelling out 3 years for Lowry given the age gap w/ him and Luka
edit: Don’t like the inclusion of Moses for BOS. Brown could babe value esp w TT gone and with Bob Will’s injury history
I prefer Fournier than THJr
I don’t think it’s a good idea to use $28 million TPE to acquire Richardson now
You can do much better than this in a few months
It expires in 17 days.
You can split up a TPE
maybe this is a precursor for another move
They only had 11m left from the Hayward tpe they used some of it in the Fournier trade
Can Celtics and 76ers upgrade the roster next 2 weeks?
If not, they can’t win in playoffs
Just because Boston has Richardson does not mean he is gong to play there or they will not sign Fournier. They used the exemption because they had it. Getting rid of TT was beacaue they don’t need him. I Think Boston is going to ride Smart as the Starting PG. Our D will be way better with Dunn and Richardson if they stay.
It kind of does mean they won’t pursue Fournier, or another big money FA, without some major salary dumping between now and then. They’re close to the tax line already, and have never been oblivious to that.
What a waste of that TPE
lol why not. they get a solid guy back for depth for 11 million
I like this move.
Frees up money for Dallas in FA.
For Boston they use a third of their TPE and get back a decent player.
Would love to see Dunn moves for Rondo to return. Rondo has improved loads as a shooter, is still a good playmaker, still a good defender, would provide veteran leadership and nba playoff experience.
Clippers went off Rondo as the season was ending. They might like Dunn cause it saves them a little bit of cap space and although he’s not as good an all round player he’s a better lock down defender when fit.
Celtics could also sweeten the deal by throwing in a young player if the clippers wanted. They don’t have draft picks and might want that over 3 mil in cap savings. Celtics could offer 1 of Langford, Williams, Pritchard, Parker or Fernando.
They could use Dunn as part of salary matching for a S&T. They have no starting 4 on the roster. Williams and Parker are meh… Markannen, Olynyk, Green. Other target – Thad Young.
He could be a great 6th man for them especially with Stevens up in the box
I think you give Smart a real shot at PG. He can can do just OK its worth it. Dunn has a chance to get his career going. At least a quality backup. Celtics will still have a chance to get a PG later. They should sign Fournier it’s the smart move. They’ve added good dept. Still could use a rim protector. Why isn’t Tako that. Don’t sleep on Celtics. Bringing back Al is big for team chemistry. Their team D is certainly back now. And they have added more offense. The kid they drafted JB also got talent. He’s young (19) and long for a guard. Another who plays D.
Wouldn’t mind it if Knicks signed Fournier.
They have a PG. Payton Pritchard. He’s going to b starting once Smart proves he’s a 6th man again. Not hating on Smart at all. But he’s a really really good 6th man.
Was hoping he might opt out and be a potential option back in Miami, depending on other things…Celtics are accumulating a lot of versatility. Curious to see what Dallas does about defense at the guard spot/on the wing next to Luka, and catch and shoot options for him
Not much in FA. Dinwiddie can help Luka. 38 mill and midlevel can add some good depth. But I don’t see a major move for Mavs. I rather sign Powell than Tim.
Lowry would fit them. I cant remember what I had said last month when they were eliminated, and have to look at free agency again, but I would assume guys like Josh Green and Tyler Bey will get more looks for them. They’re pretty strong offensively. They just need to find guys, similarly to what it seemed like they did last offseason, around that
How about this.
Josh Richardson and A Nesmith for Thad Young.
Kris Dunn and a future second round pick for Rondo.
Leaving the Celtics with
1. Marcus Smart. R Rondo. P Pritchard
2. Jaylen Brown. E Fournier. R Langford
3. Jayson Tatum.
4. Thad Young. G Williams.
5. Al Horford. R Williams. M Brown
Make some signings in FA or trades using the reminder of the TPE to bring in a back up SF. This team would be really really solid for next season. You have shooting from 1-5, great defence 1-5 led by two likely all stars. Off the bench you have experience, youth, playmaking, scoring, shooting, athleticism and versatility.
This team would be very deep and well constructed to be a top side in the east.
They need Nesmiths shooting at the 2/3, and if they keep Richardson, he can provide some of that as well, and man do they have some big time defensive lineups they can go to at times. They drafted Pritchard and Nesmith last year, traded for Fournier, brought Sam Hauser to summer league this year, and he can shoot it, so they obviously know they’ve needed shooting at those spots the last couple of years. Hopefully this year they’re actually willing to use the ready made young guys they have, like Pritchard and Nesmith more, and in the right lineups with the right pieces around them
Was high on Nesmith pre draft but ever since haven’t seen much. He averaged a touch under 15 mins a game in 40 odd games.
I just think instead of decent young kids they should get older guys that contribute more to wins. Rondo and Young for example, are good at both ends of the floor and will give you more production.
You can’t try develop 5 or so young guys and be a title threat at the same time. There just isn’t enough roster places and you need a locker room built more for winning with some experience. I think my team for Boston would give them a good mix of win now and youth development
You need skillsets that fit together on the floor more than anything. When Nesmith and Pritchard were used right, which wasnt often, they played well. That being said, I thought they should have grabbed Wayne Ellington during the season
So they traded for Horford, Dunn, and Richardson before the league year flips. I’m guessing the timing is significant. When are those players able to be traded again compared to if they were acquired after the league year flips?
Mavs either need a true number 2 guard/wing scorer who can function as a number 1 option when Luka sits or they need to build a bench team around KP (which may be impossible). I think the Mavs need a scoring center like Enes Kanter or Montrezl Harrell that the Mavs can play if a team tries to go small against them…and I think their bench team trio ought to be Brunson/KP/Kanter or Harrell type. Unless the Mavs can figure out how to get a true number 2 guard/wing scoring option that can function as a number 1 when Luka sits….then they should get that number 2 guy and worry about building their bench team later. Hardaway nor Lowry are a true number 2. Any move the Mavs make should hopefully allow them to have free cap space going forward…especially 3 years from now when KP’s deal ends. Luka is good enough to be the number 1 on a dynasty team…if the Mavs put a true number 2 next to Luka, they’ll be in the championship conversation every year.
Mavs should be all in getting Beal next summer. Don’t use all your cap space on THJ.
GM Brad goes hard at new job … Watchout U Nets Bucks Heat FO ^^
Steal for Mavs! Get off Richardson contract and get a young promising big man
Dallas getting Moses is HUGE for them. They’re best player is a below average defender & needs to be surrounded by plus defenders. Moses can be an elite level paint protector as he continues to gain experience. Very surprised that Boston let him go but I guess they’re showing supreme confidence in Robert “Bob Billy” Williams. I’d rather have Moses than Bob tbh
C’s trades are just cap room … Waiting for next free agency to become a ring chaser again
I’m surprised they gave him up too. I would’ve given up that random second rounder they got from the Thompson trade. I don’t think Richardson’s market was that high.
Moses was awesome with thunder and he keeps getting moved!!!!
Perfect role man for doncic