He has already made four trades this offseason. The team is set up to look much different than it did just a few months ago.
In the deal for Hernangomez, Stevens sent out Carsen Edwards, Kris Dunn, who the Celtics just acquired, and a 2026 second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies. The move will clear a roster spot, something which the Cs needed to do anyway.
Are the Boston Celtics getting more value back than they gave up? What do they lose with each of the players they dealt, and what do they gain by adding Hernangomez?
Breaking down the Boston Celtics Juancho Hernangomez trade: Kris Dunn
The Boston Celtics just traded for Kris Dunn. He and Bruno Fernando were sent to Boston in the trade that saw Tristan Thompson join the Kings and Delon Wright join the Hawks.
Despite never actually playing for the shamrocks, Dunn has a long history with New England. He is from Connecticut, went to school at Providence College, and the Celtics were reportedly interested in drafting him back in 2016.
Dunn is a defensive-minded point guard who has led the league in steals. His defensive presence would have been nice to have off the bench, but it’s not necessarily crucial to Boston’s guard rotation.
With Marcus Smart, Dennis Schroder, and Payton Pritchard above him in the depth chart, there was really no need for him. Stevens saw an opportunity to flip a recently acquired asset and he jumped on it.