Celtics create $6.9 million exception with Wednesday’s three-team trade

According to an NBA source, the Celtics created a $6.9 million trade exception in the three-team deal they completed Wednesday

 which Juancho Hernangomez was sent to the Spurs and P.J. Dozier and Bol Bol came to Boston from the Nuggets

To acquire Dozier and Bol, who are under contract for $1.9 million and $2.1 million, respectively, the Celtics used their remaining $5 million trade exception

that was created in last May’s deal in which Kemba Walker was traded to the Thunder, the source said

The rest of the Walker trade exception would have expired in May. The Celtics will now have one year to use their new $6.9 million exception

a small bonus in a move that was mostly completed to clear salary.

By shedding Hernangomez’s deal the Celtics pushed within about $1.7 million of the luxury-tax line, and they will be able to slide below it with another minor move or two

The Celtics created an open roster spot Jan. 7 when they waived veteran forward Jabari Parker before his salary became fully guaranteed.

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