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Boston needs to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward to a max contract.

The Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send perimeter defender Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics will also send a 2019 second-round pick in exchange for forward Marcus Morris, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

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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).

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