The Boston Celtics are acquiring Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier, while Juancho Hernangomez is being shipped out as part of a three-way deal involving the Spurs and Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Denver, Boston and San Antonio are making a three-way trade that includes Juancho Hernangomez to Spurs, Bryn Forbes to Denver, Bol Bol and PJ Dozier to Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2022
Brad Stevens looks like he’s made his first in-season trade. As Bol, the son of former 7-foot-6 NBA center Manute Bol, stands at 7-foot-2 — taller than any Celtic.
Bol averages just 2.4 points a game across 5.8 minutes a game behind Denver’s MVP-caliber center Nikola Jokic, but with Boston in need of size, the 22-year-old will likely see the court more than he did with Denver with him not being behind a superstar. Bol also has the ability to shoot from beyond the arch, as he has a 37.8 career 3-ball percentage (14-for-37).
Fellow Nugget, Dozier, has averaged 5.4 points a game through 18 minutes per contest. The 25-year-old shooting guard is in his fourth NBA season and will be ending his third season with Denver.
Hernangomez was signed this offseason, appearing in 18 games and averaging just above a point per outing. The 26-year-old forward will look for an increased role with the Spurs as he’s served as a role player with Boston.
However, both Dozier and Bol are sidelined for a long period of time, and won’t be making their Celtics debut for a little while. Brian Robb comments about Dozier on Twitter.
PJ Dozier has torn ACL but he played for Celtics and Brad Stevens during 2018-19 season as a two-way player before developing into a useful reserve for Nuggets during past three seasons. C's will have Bird Rights on him this offseason as he hits unrestricted FA.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) January 19, 2022