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Blazers Trade for Boston Celtics Guard Dalano Banton

The big guard was sent to the Blazers in the final seconds before the NBA Trade Deadline.

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The Portland Trail Blazers made a trade in the dying seconds before the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline, securing big Boston Celtics guard Dalano Banton.

The Blazers will send the Celtics a top-55 protected 2027 second round pick, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer.

The 6’8 guard signed a two year, $4.2 million deal with the Celtic last summer, suiting up in 24 games for the Massachusetts franchise, averaging 2.3 point, 1.5 boards and 0.8 assists. The contract includes a $2 million team option for the 2024-25 season.

The 24-year-old Canadian was taken with the 46th pick by his hometown Toronto Raptors in 2021. He enjoyed a career high 27 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in November 2022, helping the Raptors to a win over the Detroit Pistons.

Banton holds career averages of 3.4 points on 25.4 percent from three, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

Before being drafted he played a season at Western Kentucky and another at Nebraska and was touted as a ball handler and a strong defender.

The move takes Portland’s regular season roster to 14.