What is the deal with a potential trade?

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ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Boston Celtics have reached an agreement with free agent point guard Kyle Korver on a one-year deal.

It’s a significant boost for the Celtics, who had hoped to have Korver, a three-time All-Star, in the fold for the final two years of the current collective bargaining agreement.

The Celtics’ interest in Korver comes after the New Orleans Pelicans signed him to a one year deal in the offseason, but it wasn’t clear if the Pelicans would be willing to match the Celtics’ offer.

A trade of Korver could allow the Celtics to have a backup point guard on their roster and still get some of their big free agents back.

Korver averaged 12.6 points and 6.8 assists in the regular season and playoffs.