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The Celtics & Thunder Have Reportedly Agreed To A Trade

LeBron James standing at the center of the Boston Celtics home court.

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The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder are two of the projected top teams in the NBA next season. They have made a trade this evening, according to a new report.

In an exchange of reserves, the Celtics will send Abdel Nader to OKC in exchange for Rodney Purvis, according to Shams Charania.

Both Nader and Purvis were in their first NBA seasons last year.

Nader appeared in 48 games for Boston, making one start. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Nader also appeared in 11 playoff games for Boston. However, as a 6-foot-6 wing, his playing time is going to be limited on a roster that includes Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum. Purvis, meanwhile, appeared in 16 games for the Orlando Magic, making two starts. He averaged 6.0 points per appearance. Purvis is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard. Update: It appears that the Celtics will waive Purvis once they acquire him, per Keith Smith.

This makes sense, considering there isn't much space on the roster for Purvis. Looks like this trade was purely made for financial purposes.