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Report: Grizzlies, Pelicans and Celtics finalize terms of three-team deal involving Jeff Green

Jeff Green, Maurice Harkless

Jeff Green, Maurice Harkless


After two days of rumors and details slowly trickling out, it appears that the three-team trade between the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics has taken on a final shape, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sources: Boston, Memphis and New Orleans agree on five-player trade sending Jeff Green to Grizzlies. Trade call Monday.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 11, 2015

Here’s what the deal looks like:

  • Memphis gets Jeff Green from Boston and Russ Smith from New Orleans.
  • New Orleans gets Quincy Pondexter and a second-round pick from Memphis.
  • Boston gets Tayshaun Prince and a first-round pick from Memphis and Austin Rivers from New Orleans.

The trade gets the Grizzlies an upgrade on the wing in Green, and various picks and cap relief to the other teams. The Pelicans get a nice young wing defender in Pondexter, and the Celtics are expected to flip Rivers somewhere else, probably to the Clippers.