Celtics trade Jabari Bird to the Hawks, open up roster spot




President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge and the Celtics were very quiet at the NBA trade deadline only making a minor deal to open up roster flexibility:



The 24-year-old Bird, who hasn't played all season, is facing criminal charges for domestic assault and threatening his girlfriend.

By moving Bird to the Hawks, the Celtics open up a roster spot for possible buyout candidates. New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has been a name floated around as a possible roster addition:



Kanter has since been waived by the Knicks:



After acquiring Bird, the Hawks are expected to waive the guard:




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