The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded big man Mike Muscala to the Boston Celtics for forward Justin Jackson and two second-round picks. Oklahoma City continues to trade players on its roster for draft capital when they do not impact its long-term plans. Boston lacked some depth at the big man position and add one that’s capable of shooting from beyond the arc. Justin Jackson was not a rotational player for the Celtics and the team didn’t really need the two second-round picks moving forward. This move could help them win an NBA Championship later this season.
Boston is sending Justin Jackson and two second-round picks to OKC for Mike Muscala, sources said. https://t.co/RvdgZJE8n8
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2023
This season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mike Muscala averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 39.4 percent. This season with the Boston Celtics, Justin Jackson played in 23 games but averaged less than five minutes per game. He averaged under one point per game for the team. It is unclear if Justin Jackson will play for the Thunder and he could be waived by the franchise after the 2022-23 NBA Trade Deadline. Boston adds depth for a Championship run.
Update: The Thunder are expected to waive forward Justin Jackson.