Marcus Morris was traded to the Boston Celtics on Friday morning along with a second-round pick in exchange for Avery Bradley. It was a salary dumping move for the Celtics, who can now happily sign their prize free agent, Gordon Hayward. But this trade means so much more than it appears on the surface, for both Boston and the Washington Wizards.
It means a TWINS war between Marcus and Markieff Morris (who are incredibly identical) and now play for rival teams (who incredibly hate each other).
Porter was also an option for the Utah Jazz after they lost Gordon Hayward, but that was always a longshot given their cap situation.
For Smith Jr., the road to recovery was hard, and started the day of his diagnosis last year. Smith Jr. knew before he even left California that he had torn his ACL, an injury that would require him to sit out at least 10 months and miss his entire senior year of basketball. But when he got home, he quickly realized that the injury 鈥?while serious 鈥?might not have been as worse as originally feared. There was no pain and swelling in his knee, allowing doctors to operate almost right away. And when they did go in for surgery, they found a surprise:
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The 40-year-old ex-Piston was expected to replace David Griffin, who stepped down as Cavs GM in June after citing an issue with the fit in Cleveland that he could not overlook. Griffin wanted a pay raise and more power within the organization after steering Cleveland 鈥?albeit with the help of LeBron James 鈥?to three consecutive NBA Finals appearances and its first-ever championship in 2016.