The Boston Celtics have become pioneers in the art of juggling traded player exceptions (TPEs) to maintain cap flexibility and manage their overall luxury tax burden, deftly using second-round draft picks to allow the franchise to add or deal away players
The team possesses three such TPEs of note on top of two smaller ones ($500,000 from the Moses Brown trade and $370,564 from the Jeff Teague trade). The smaller ones are unlikely to be used given such exceptions are the space into which a team completes a non-simultaneous trade. That means any player incoming will need to make no more than $100,000 above the dollar amount in each TPE, which cannot be combined or added to otherwise.
Apart from those, Boston has TPEs for $17.1 million from the Evan Fournier trade, $9.7 million from the Tristan Thompson deal and just over $5 million left from the Kemba Walker trade. They expire July 18, July 7 and May 17, respectively. Today, we’ll look at some of our favorite options the Celtics could trade for with the Fournier TPE.
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