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Grant Williams joins Mavericks on sign-and-trade

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Celtics continue to refine their roster. First, the team traded away Marcus Smart.

Now, the team has moved Grant Williams. He has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade on Wednesday.

Grant Williams (Getty Images)

Williams has signed a four-year, $54 million deal, according to Shams Charania. He now joins a Mavericks squad that is led by Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving.

ESPN is projecting that Williams will be a starter for the Mavericks. He is expected to start in a starting lineup that includes Dončić, Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., Williams, and Richaun Holmes.

He became expandable when the Celtics traded for Kristaps Porziņģis. This was the deal that sent Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Celtics are expected to use a lineup that features Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Porziņģis, and Al Horford. Williams would have been a reserve but now this deal give him a starting opportunity.

Williams appeared in 79 games this past season. He made 23 starts.

He averaged 8.1 points per game. He also had 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game.

In his career, Williams, who was drafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, has appeared in 288 games. He has started 58 games.

He has averaged 6.2 points per game. He also has had 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.

Bullock spent the last two seasons with the Mavericks. The journeyman will be on his seventh team if he remains with the Spurs through the season.

ESPN has Bullock backing up Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson. Vassell is the Spurs starting shooting guard while Johnson is the starting small forward.

Bullock appeared in 78 games last season. He made 55 starts.

He averaged 7.2 points per game. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game.

In his career, he has appeared in 512 games. He has made 294 starts.

He is averaging 7.7 points per game. Bullock also is averaging 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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