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