In a surprising move, the Boston Celtics traded Robert Williams III, along with Malcolm Brogdon and future first-round draft picks, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jrue Holiday.
The trade signifies a significant shift in the Celtics’ roster this offseason, as they continue to make strategic moves to strengthen the team.
Upon learning of the trade, Celtics star Jayson Tatum took to Instagram to express his emotions, sharing a heartfelt message about his departing teammate.
Tatum’s IG story read, “This one hurt. My brotha right here. Toughest part about this business, appreciate you for everything… Keep striving to be special and never change who you are. My dawg 4L till we link up again. Nothing but love.”
The departure of Williams marks another key change for the Celtics, who have bid farewell to several core players this offseason, including Williams, Brogdon, and Marcus Smart.