The Boston Celtics made another deal just before the 2011 NBA Trade deadline, reportedly sending center Semih Erden and rookie forward Luke Harangody to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the Cavs' 2013 second-round draft pick.
This deal came just minutes after the Celtics agreed to a trade to send Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.
Erden, a 24-year old center in his first season with the Celtics (Boston drafted him in 2008), was promising near the beginning of the season, but has played in just three games since Jan. 29 because of a shoulder injury that will likely require surgery. Harangody, a 23-year-old rookie out of Notre Dame, impressed the team at rookie camp but in the regular season he has played in just 28 games, averaging 2.3 points and two rebounds.
In addition to the 2013 draft pick, it's likely the Celtics made this move to clear up some roster space, allowing them to go after a player that has been bought out, even after the deadline. The most obvious target is Troy Murphy, who is expected to be accept a buyout from the Warriors. SI's Chris Mannix is reporting that Murphy already wanted to play in Boston -- "Now it seems likely he winds up there."
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