The Boston Celtics have traded big man Noah Vonleh and cash to the San Antonio Spurs according to NBA sources. To make room for the trade the Spurs will waive big man Gorgui Dieng. Once the trade is processed, the San Antonio Spurs will also be waiving Vonleh from their roster as well. This move clears up a roster spot for Boston and gives some more cash to the rankings Spurs. Vonleh, a journeyman big man in the NBA, will be free to sign with another NBA team once he clears waivers.
The Celtics are trading Noah Vonleh and cash to the Spurs, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs are waiving Gorgui Dieng to create the roster spot.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 5, 2023
This season in a reserve role with the Boston Celtics, Noah Vonleh averaged 1.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 45.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 25 percent. It is possible the Celtics cleared up a roster spot for a potential trade or to sign an unnamed free agent. The Boston Celtics are currently the one seed in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 26-12. While the Spurs are second from the bottom in the Western Conference with an overall record of 12-26. Boston is seeking an NBA title, while the Spurs have their eyes on the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery.