Mavs acquire Moses Brown from Celtics for Richardson

The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Moses Brown from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Josh Richardson, the team announced on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Brown averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.1 blocks in 43 games (32 starts) with the Thunder last season. 

The second-year center holds career averages of 7.3 points (.540 FG%), 7.6 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, and 18.3 minutes in 52 games (32 starts) with Portland and Oklahoma City.

Brown, who went undrafted in 2019, was traded along with Al Horford to Boston in the deal that sent Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City.

Richardson, 27, is being dealt for the third straight year. The Mavericks acquired him from Philadelphia in exchange for Seth Curry and the draft rights to Tyler Bey (36th overall pick in 2020) last November.

Last season, he averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals in 59 games.

I love this deal from the Mavericks’ standpoint. Brown is a player on the rise and has shown a lot of potential during his time with OKC. Regarding Richardson, he gives the Celtics a solid perimeter defender and a player who is a solid scorer. 


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