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Since Thursday's trade deadline, most of the focus in these parts has been on Isaiah Thomas, who made his debut in grand fashion on Sunday night, scoring 21 points in 25 minutes before being ejected with two quick technicals late in regulation. But the Celtics made another move just before the deadline, sending Tayshaun Prince back to Detroit for the expiring contracts of Luigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko.

Both players will be free agents after this season, Datome restricted and Jerebko unrestricted, and many saw the trade as little more than another part of Danny Ainge's tanking plan, since Prince had been playing much better than expected, averaging 8.4 points in nine games since coming to Boston from Memphis in the Jeff Green deal.

So who are Jerebko and Datome, and what can Celtics fans expect from them during their probably brief time with the team? Let's take a closer look.

Like Thomas, the 6'10" Jerebko made his Celtics debut in Sunday's overtime loss to the Lakers. He played just five minutes, going 0-for-2 from the field and recording a rebound and a personal foul.

The 27-year-old Swede was drafted in the second round in 2009 and had a solid rookie year, averaging 9.3 points and six boards, but missed the 2010-11 season with an Achilles' injury and his scoring numbers declined in each of the next three seasons. In 46 games prior to being traded this year, he averaged 5.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15.3 minutes.

He didn't figure to be a major part of the rotation in Boston, but with the season-ending injury to Jared Sullinger he should see playing time at power forward behind Brandon Bass. He has shown the ability to be a decent scorer and rebounder, and he takes about half as many threes as Sullinger with much better accuracy, at 36.8 percent in 2014-15.

Datome, also 27, has underwhelmed in his brief time in the NBA. Following a breakout 2012-13 season in which he was the MVP of the Italian league, joining the likes of Danilo Gallinari and two-time winner Manu Ginóbili, the 6'8" small forward signed with the Pistons as a free agent. At the time, the Celtics were already rumored to be interested in him.

He played 34 games as a rookie, spending time in the D-League, but was unable to break into the rotation in his sophomore season. He only appeared in three games for Detroit this year, and with Evan Turner now starting at SF and Jae Crowder coming off the bench, it's doubtful that he'll be getting many chances in Boston either.

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Image credit: Associated Press

Nick García 2/23/2015 04:15:00 PM Edit
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