Former NBA Champion Moves As Celtics, Spurs, and Nuggets Announce Massive Three Team Trade

Published 01/19/2022, 2:41 AM EST
Jan 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after making a basket against the New York Knicks during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, ESPN reported a three-team trade, as part of which, a former NBA champion will be switching sides. The trade will cause many changes throughout the season. The Denver Nuggets, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Boston Celtics are the three teams involved as per ESPN.

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The three-way switch will see a considerable shake-up of the squads. Juancho Hernangomez will be moving from the Celtics to the Spurs, Bryn Forbes will make his way from the Spurs to the Nuggets, and Bol Bol and PJ Dozier will switch from the Nuggets to the Celtics. Forbes was only in his first season with the Spurs, after moving from the 2021 championship winning side, Milwaukee Bucks. 

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What will the players will bring to their new NBA sides?

Bol, PJ Dozier, Juancho Hernangomez, and Bryn Forbes are the players involved in the deal, and none of them have exactly been trailblazers for their respective franchises. Furthermore, some of the players have a concerning injury status as Bol and Dozier will not be playing for a while. Dozier is out for the season due to a torn ACL and Bol won’t be available for two or three months because of a foot surgery.  

In addition, Boston faces a financial incentive as they want to trade Hernangomez for a tax reduction. Speaking of Forbes, his time with the Milwaukee Bucks ended with the championship ring, but he then returned to his former team, San Antonio Spurs. Forbes’ move enabled some newcomers to get more playing time for the team and now, he’ll be moving to Denver. The Nuggets believe that he can provide shooting depth to their bench and become a valuable squad member. 

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Likewise, more teams are surely prepared with trade offers before the deadline, as demonstrated by this three-team trade. In light of this, it would be intriguing to see what players will be traded following this announcement.

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Do not forget to let us know what you think about the ongoing trades and especially the three-team trade that just occurred. 

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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