The Portland Trail Blazers trade to acquire the center’s Edges. The Blazers forward Mario Hezonja to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the deal, per. Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN. The Boston Celtics receive future draft considerations. They also abandon the 30th election in the 2020 NBA draft, Desmond Bane.
Portland buys Boston’s Edges in a three-way deal with Memphis, sources tell ESPN. Memphis gets Mario Hezonjia and 30th pick (Desmond Bane) from draft night deal as part of the deal as well. The Celtics get a future consideration on draft Memphis.
̵1; Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 20, 2020
Bobby Marks says the Blazers will also use their $ 7 million trade exemption, created by trading away Kent Bazemore last season, to implement the deal.
Portland has a $ 7 million trade exemption that Kanter will slip into.
Edges has a year left to $ 5 million.
Hezonja also has a year of $ 2 million. https://t.co/7YXiwPT6iA
– Bobby Marks (@ BobbyMarks42) November 20, 2020
Kanter played 23 regular season games for the Blazers in 2018-19 with an average of 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 22.3 minutes, shooting 57.7% off the field. He also started in 14 of Portland’s 16 playoff appearances that season, averaging 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 28.8 minutes.
Edge is scheduled to earn $ 5 million next season, the final year of his current contract.
Hezonja averaged 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds on 42.2% shooting, 30.8% from the arc in 16.4 minutes over 53 games for the Blazers last season. He owes $ 2 million this season in the final year of his contract.
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