Trade grades: Who wins Celtics-Pistons deal for Bradley, Morris?

Posted July 09, 2017

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Bradley will be traded for forward Marcus Morris and a second round pick.

He is open to signing a one-year deal, which Los Angeles prefers as they try to keep maximum cap space for 2018 free agency and their pursuit to Paul George, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and other superstar free agents.

The Pistons also will be getting a future second-round draft pick in the deal. Bogdanovic averaged a career-best 13.7 points last season while splitting time with the Brooklyn Nets and Washington.

When the dust settled, the Pistons lost two starters on the wing who combined for 27.8 points per game, gaining a starter who averaged 16.3 points.

Bradley is coming off a tremendous season in which he was poised to make the All-Star team but missed almost six weeks from mid-January to late February with a strained Achilles tendon.

Smart has never looked anything like a finished product, but now that he is the longest tenured player on the team, he needs to take that next step.

After a whirlwind week that saw Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris brought in and Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley shipped out, Danny Ainge let it be known that the Celtics aren't done.

Crowder could eventually be moved, though he's the most valuable trade asset on Boston's roster. Detroit has renounced the rights to Caldwell-Pope. Bradley will be looking for a big payday in his next deal, and he could receive offers that are in the $20 million a season range. Bradley embodied that these last few years of the Celtics have meant more than anyone else, and his departure marks a turning point in the rebuild. The Pistons were woeful at shooting and defending last season, and oddly enough, that's not a great mix in the National Basketball Association. Morris is set to make a flat $5 million in 2017-18.

Bradley is now available for a contract extension, but that's unlikely, although the Pistons are interested in a long-term engagement. Morris also had a valuable contract for the Pistons, with two years and $10.4 million remaining on his deal.

For a start, they lose their best perimeter defender who did such a good job at taking pressure off Isaiah Thomas on defense. Bradley is a better 3-point shooter (39.0 percent last season and 36.6 percent career vs. 35.0 percent last season and 33.4 percent career for Caldwell-Pope), but their box-score stats are otherwise broadly similar.