Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The Boston Celtics acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 first-round draft pick, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.
The Celtics general manager Danny Ainge targeted Thomas when the guard was a free agent over the summer, before the Suns signed him. Phoenix ended up giving Thomas a 4-year, $27 million contract that is worth less money each season.
The 5-foot-9, 26-year-old Thomas is averaging 25.7 minutes, 15.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game this season.
Meanwhile, the Celtics send Thornton and his $8.575 million expiring contract to Phoenix.
The 27-year-old Thornton is averaging 16.4 minutes and 8.9 points per game this season while shooting 42% from 3-point range.
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