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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Report: Celtics trade Texas ex Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris

Posted July 7th, 2017

Former Texas standout Avery Bradley’s time with the Boston Celtics is up, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bradley is headed to the Detroit Pistons in an all-Big 12 trade, with former Kansas star Marcus Morris going the other way. Wojnarowski reported that the purpose of the trade is to clear salary cap space the Celtics need to sign free agent Gordon Hayward.

Bradley averaged a career-high 16.3 points per game last season, helping the Celtics earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, he upped that average to 16.7 ppg including a 29-point performance in the conference semifinals against Washington.

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Entering his eighth season in the league — he was drafted 19th overall by Boston in 2010 — Bradley heads to a Pistons team that finished 10th in the East last season.

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