It has been confirmed that yesterday the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Keith Bogans from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Malcolm Thomas, Erik Murphy, John Lucas, the 2016 and 2017 second round draft picks, and Dwight Powell (the 45th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft).
Sources say Cavs are expected to package their three non-guaranteed deals (Erik Murphy, John Lucas and Malcolm Thomas) in trade for KBogans
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 25, 2014
Celtics trade Keith Bogans to Cleveland for Dwight Powell, Erik Murphy, John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) September 25, 2014
Since Bogans will earn a salary of a little over $5 million in non-guaranteed earnings next season paired with Brendan Haywood’s $16 million of non-guaranteed salary, Cleveland is evidently looking to use this money towards a huge deal next summer.
Brendan Haywood is owed $10.5 mil next year – none of which is guaranteed; Keith Bogans is $5.3 mil/$5.5 mil next 2 seasons – both non-g — Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) September 26, 2014
If the Cavs are patient – they may be able to help another team clear some $20 mil from their books – have powerful trade assets
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) September 26, 2014