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Wizards in talks to send Porzingis to Celtics, Clippers get Brogdon in 3-team deal

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The sources said the Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are in talks about a trade that would send Kristaps Porcingis to Boston, Marcus Morris and draft picks to Washington and Malcolm Brogdon to Los Angeles. Shams Al Sharania from The Athletic and Jared Weiss.

Porzingis, 27, has a player option worth $36 million for the 2023-24 season, which he must exercise before the free agency period in June.

Veteran forward Danilo Gallinari could also be included in the deal, as his final salary of $6.8 million closes the minimum wage, Charania and Vice report.

The Wizards forward averaged 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 blocks in 65 games last season. The Latvian big man also hits 38.5% of his three-pointers, hitting 2.1 per game.

The Celtics were one win away from becoming the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-0 deficit, but lost in Game 7 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Boston acquired Brogdon in a deal with the Indiana Pacers. The 30-year-old averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 67 games in 2022-23 to win his sixth Man of the Year award.

Morris spent three and a half seasons with the Clippers. The 33-year-old averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 65 games last season.

The Wizards traded franchise owner Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday for a package that includes Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, second-round picks and pick deals.

Washington could also lose Kyle Kuzma as the 27-year-old reportedly turned down his $13 million player option.

The Wizards hired Clippers CEO Michael Winger as president of the organization earlier in June after the franchise missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Washington holds the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday.

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