NBA Draft 2019: Top 5 draft day trades
- A number of interesting trades were made on draft night, and here are the Top 5.
#3 Phoenix Suns/Boston Celtics trade
Over the past 12 months, Aron Baynes has continually expressed his desire to remain with the Boston Celtics - although he was sent to Phoenix last night. In a trade that few envisioned, the Celtics sent Baynes and the No. 24 overall pick to the Suns in exchange for a 2020 first-round selection.
During the 18-19 season, Baynes averaged 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, and he recently opted into his $5.4 million player option for the forthcoming season.
However, the Celtics decided to move the 32-year-old on in favor of creating cap space, and if Kyrie Irving and Al Horford leave as expected, the Celtics will be approaching nearly $24 million available in space. This gives the team the chance to contend in the free-agency market, while the Suns have landed a veteran that can help guide a young roster.Published 22 Jun 2019, 06:44 IST