Atlanta Hawks : Grading the three-team Delon Wright trade

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Atlanta Hawks trade partner No. 1) Boston Celtics grades

As the original team in the deal, the Boston Celtics did pretty well out of this trade. After making the first trade of the offseason where they sent Kemba walker to the OKC Thunder and received Al Horford and Moses Brown in return, they had too many big men.

This is also due to Robert Williams III emerging as a really good defensive anchor. Add in Horford’s defensive abilities defensive acumen and ability to space the floor and you can see why Thompson was the odd man out.

The other problem with having Thompson remain was that he was due $9.7 million for the season. The Celtics would like to re-sign Evan Fournier and given the combined salaries of Dunn and Fernando are only $6.7 million, this move saved the Celtics $3.0 million which they can use to give Fournier a better deal.

Then there is the game of the players the Celtics received. Fernando is a throw-in but Dunn can be used to defend the opposition’s playmakers when Marcus Smart sits. If he is used in conjunction with one of the Celtics’ main stars, he will not be as much of a liability at that end. A good, solid move, but not great.

Boston Celtics Grade: A-