The Celtics are acquiring more assets, and the Cavaliers are clearing up even more cap space
The Celtics sent a 2nd-round pick back to the Cavaliers, who are clearing up cap space in what is most likely an effort to bring LeBron James back to his former team.
This deal gets Zeller's contract off the books for the Cavaliers, as well as Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev, who are both heading to the Nets in the deal.
Not only does this put the Cavaliers in a better position to land James, this also gives the Celtics even more assets that they could include in a potential trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love. The Celtics have shown great interest in him, but haven't yet been able to convince the T-Wolves to pull the trigger on a deal.
This is another aggressive move by both the Celtics and Cavaliers, and it should be interesting to see how everything shakes out.