Cutting Ties With Alleged Domestic Abuser Jabari Bird Was The Only Move The Celtics Made On Trade Deadline Day
Today marked the Trade Deadline in the NBA, as all 30 teams had until 3 pm ET to pull the trigger on a deal.
The Celtics didn't make any big moves. In fact, they only made one move—they traded Jabari Bird and cash to the Atlanta Hawks, who expect to waive the 24-year-old.
Bird has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately, stemming from his alleged involvement in a September domestic violence incident. Bird faced two new charges just over a week ago, in which he was accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend during the alleged attack.
By getting rid of Bird, a roster spot opened up for the Celtics, which means they now have the ability to add a player off the buyout market. As long as that player is bought out or waved by his current team no later than March 1, he'll be eligible for playoff contention.