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The Boston Celtics Are Reportedly Pursuing A Trade Before NBA Draft

A general view of the Boston Celtics arena.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 14: A general view before a game between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on October 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics are reportedly expecting to lose both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford when free agency begins at the end of the month.

Boston is reportedly preparing to lose another role player ahead of this evening's NBA Draft - although this move is intentional.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics are attempting to trade center Aron Baynes.

Boston is reportedly seeking more cap space with the move.

"Boston has offered center Aron Baynes -- $5.4M expiring contract -- into salary cap space elsewhere, league sources tell ESPN. Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, moving Baynes without taking back salary could get the Celtics to $23M in space," he reports.

The Celtics, despite potentially losing Irving and Horford, will likely still attempt to contend and potentially add to their core in free agency.

The NBA Draft begins at 7 p.m. E.T.

It'll be on ESPN.