Kristaps Porziņģis’ Celtics trade deal collapses

A proposed trade that would have sent Kristaps Porziņģis to the Boston Celtics fell apart on Wednesday, Reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to Wojnarowski, “the parties are moving forward” after earlier reports that a deal was close to being finalized.

Earlier Wednesday, Wojnarowski and Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Celtics, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers were closing in on a three-way deal that would have sent Porzingis to Boston. According to the parameters reported, the Wizards would have received Marcus Morris and the No. 30 pick in Thursday’s draft from Los Angeles, while Boston would send Malcolm Brogdon to the Clippers.

The Clippers also reportedly sent winger Amir Coffey to Washingtonand the Celtics would have sent Danilo Gallinari to wizards in agreement, by Wojnarowski. The trade would have required Porziņģis to opt for his $36 million player option for the upcoming season.

It was not immediately clear Wednesday night what had caused the deal to fall through.

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