O’Bryant is apparently headed to Toronto instead:
The Celtics have dealt center Patrick O’Bryant to the Toronto Raptors for point guard Will Solomon, according to an NBA source.
Solomon, 30, is averaging 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game in 39 games during his second NBA season.
The 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound Hartford native — who is nicknamed “The King” — has played professionally in Turkey, Israel and Greece. In a Nov. 16 game versus Miami, Solomon had perhaps his top performance, with 15 points and 11 assists.
The 7-foot O’Bryant played sparingly in his first season with Boston and third in the NBA overall. He averaged 1.5 points in 26 games for the Celtics after arriving as a free agent from Golden State in the offseason. He didn’t attend the Celtics’ shootaround in Salt Lake City this afternoon.
Earlier in the day, O’Bryant was thought to be heading to the Sacramento Kings in a move to create salary cap space, but Celtics president Danny Ainge instead opted for the Solomon deal with Toronto.
This is getting pretty wild. I love it.
Update: Sheridan has the same thing:
Chris Sheridan: A source tells me the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Patrick O’Bryant to Toronto for backup point guard Will Solomon. There were reports that O’Bryant was headed to Sacramento, but this deal fills Boston’s need for another option at point guard behind Rajon Rondo, Eddie House and Gabe Pruitt, and it gives the Raptors another big body to bring off the bench.