The Boston Celtics made a small move before Thursday's NBA trade deadline by sending Jabari Bird to the Atlanta Hawks.
Celtics have traded Jabari Bird and cash to the Hawks, per sources. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) February 7, 2019
Bird is facing legal troubles stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that happened in September. He has not played for the Celtics this season. Bird was a second-round draft pick (56th overall) by the C's in 2017.
This trade frees up a roster spot for the Celtics, giving them the ability to sign a player on the buyout market. Players must sign by March 1 to be eligible to play in the NBA playoffs.
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Some NBA executives reportedly believe the Celtics will show interest in New York Knicks center Enes Kanter if he's bought out over the next few weeks.
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