The Boston Celtics made a small move before Thursday's NBA trade deadline by sending Jabari Bird to the Atlanta Hawks.
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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.
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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