Why Kyle Lowry is the winner of Mavs’ moving Richardson’s contract

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

New Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens stayed busy Friday, making a second trade the day after the draft to land Josh Richardson following the Dallas Mavericks swingman’s decision to pick up his 2021-22 player option.

How does adding Richardson affect the Celtics’ willingness to bring back unrestricted free agent Evan Fournier? And why is Kyle Lowry a big winner of the Mavericks’ moving Richardson’s contract?

The deal

Celtics get: Richardson

Mavericks get: Future second-round pick

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