NBA Rumors: Celtics Place Aron Baynes On Trade Block

On draft day, the Boston Celtics place veteran center Aron Baynes on the trading block in an attempt to open up more cap space.


The NBA Draft is supposed to be a time to add players to your roster but the Celtics have begun the day by subtracting.

Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge will reportedly attempt to move on from veteran center Aron Baynes.

As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have offered Aron Baynes in trade talks in an attempt to move on from the veterans $5.4 million dollar contract.

Baynes resigned with the team on June 12th, but only wanted to stay in Boston if the Celtics were going to be contenders as stated by Keith Smith.

Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books Boston would have $23 million in cap space heading into next season.

There is also the possibility for the Celtics to create even more cap space if they continue to subtract.

However, if Ainge is to move on from all moveable assets the team would be left with 6 players. Meaning the Celtics would need to use the $38.8 million in cap space to fill out the rest of the roster.

The Celtics hold the 14th, 20th and 22nd overall picks in tonights NBA Draft. Whatever decisions are made tonight will have massive implications on the future of the Boston Celtics.