Report: Will Barton, Boston Celtics have mutual interest should Wizards wing be bought out
Could Washington Wizards veteran Will Barton be a potential buyout candidate for the Boston Celtics? According to Keith Smith of CelticsBlog (via Heavy’s Adam Taylor), there is mutual interest in such an outcome. With Barton earning $14.3 million this season as an expiring deal, it is not out of the question that the veteran wing could be bought out by the Wiz.
Barton is having a down season in a reduced role, hitting just barely above his solid 37.4% rate from 3 from 2-point range as well. Still, a clearer if not larger role on a contending team might be a solid fit for a player who was putting up 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and .9 assists per game.
This outcome would of course require Washington 1) not trading Barton elsewhere and 2) actually buying out the Baltimore native’s deal.
The Boston Celtics reportedly value Payton Pritchard quite highly, throwing cold water on the possibility of a deadline deal. https://t.co/HuPJqPI0Hj
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But if no suitor for his services appears with a solid offer in hand, it certainly would make a lot of sense for all parties for such a scenario to play out.
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