The Celtics traded big man Aron Baynes to the Suns during Thursday night's NBA Draft, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Baynes was part of a deal that also sent the No. 24 pick, Virginia guard Ty Jerome, to Phoenix.
The Suns are acquiring Celtics center Aron Baynes as part of the Ty Jerome trade, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
In return, Boston gets Milwaukee's 2020 first-round pick.
Boston is receiving Milwaukee's 2020 first-round pick from Phoenix, sources say; MIL traded it to the Suns for Eric Bledsoe.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 21, 2019
The rebuilding Suns are reportedly prepared to buy out Baynes, 32, and free him up to sign with a contender.
An early indication is that the Phoenix Suns may buy out Aron Baynes to allow Baynes to join a contender of his choice.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 21, 2019
It was reported earlier on Thursday that Baynes was placed on the trading block as the C's looked to clear cap space. The 6-foot-10 Australian had exercised the $5.4 million player option on his 2019-20 contract with the Celtics just eight days ago.
The Celtics received picks 24 and 33 as compensation in a trade with the 76ers, who took Boston's No. 20 pick and selected Matisse Thybulle.
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