The San Antonio Spurs were rounding out their roster over the weekend.
The Charlotte Hornets have acquired forward Gordon Hayward and unprotected 2023 and 2024 second-round draft picks from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a heavily protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade transaction. The Celtics will only get Charlotte's draft pick if the Hornets finish in the top five in the league next season, so it's unlikely they will get anything in the deal other than unloading Hayward's contract. Hayward previously agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal to join the Hornets.
Even though the Celtics didn't get any players in return for Gordon Hayward, they still got a massive trade exception -- but what does that mean and how can it help the C's? Chris Forsberg explains the nitty gritty.