Enes Freedom Rumors
Keith Smith: Stephen Silas said from the Houston side of the trade with Boston that they are waiting on “clerical stuff” to clear before the trade is finalized. Dennis Schroder and Bruno Fernando have reported to the Rockets. Enes Freedom will be waived without having to report to Houston.
The Celtics created five new trade exceptions after sending out Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom, Bruno Fernando, P.J. Dozier and Bol Bol in deals on Thursday, according to a league source. Trade exceptions are valid for one year and they allow teams to acquire players without sending out matching salary in return. The Celtics used the $9.7 million exception that they created by trading Tristan Thompson to the Kings last summer in order to acquire Daniel Theis from the Rockets, the source said. That exception was set to expire this summer.
The veteran center signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets this offseason worth $36 million and that deal included a 15 percent trade kicker in the event he was traded. League sources tell MassLive that Theis waived that bonus money (worth $1.2 million) in order to help facilitate the deal to Boston for Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando. “The Theis move came about really late,” Stevens said. “Initially, we had talked to them a couple times over the past few days but that came about very late. We did not think that there was going to be anything there and, in the last 20 minutes or so (before the deadline), that materializes as the whole move. Obviously, didn’t necessarily anticipate that in the early part of the day but had our eyes on Theis.”
Jared Weiss: Celtics injury report for tomorrow vs. Clippers: Jayson Tatum, Bruno Fernando, Enes Freedom, Aaron Nesmith & CJ Miles – H&S Protocols – OUT Marcus Smart – Right Hand Laceration – QUESTIONABLE Dennis Schröder, Josh Richardson & Justin Jackson return from protocol.