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MAY 2021 THE WOLVERINE 63 BY AUSTIN FOX F ormer Wolverine standout for- ward Moe Wagner (2015-18) was traded for the second time in his pro- fessional career March 25, when the Washington Wizards sent him to the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal that also involved the Chicago Bulls. A change of scenery is nothing new for Wagner, who was dealt from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Wizards on July 6, 2019. He found out just three minutes before the 3 p.m. trading deadline March 25 that he'd be heading to Boston, and admitted he spent nearly the entirety of March 26 pouring over his new Celtics playbook before mak- ing his debut that evening in a 122- 114 win at Milwaukee. The 23-year-old played 10 minutes, scored three points and pulled down five rebounds in his first game as a Celtic. "The basketball part is the easiest thing [during a trade] because it dis- tracts you from all the other stuff you have going on, like moving and all the off-the-court stuff you have to figure out," Wagner said after the deal. "Talking about coverages and getting to know new teammates is the fun stuff. That's what I enjoy the most." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through April 11 • Ignas Brazdeikis (Played at U-M from 2018-19), F, Free Agent: Aver- aged 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in just 1.8 minutes in four games for the 27-27 Knicks, before being traded to the 36-17 76ers March 25 … Did not score and pulled down two rebounds in one appearance for Philadelphia before being waived April 8. • Trey Burke (2011-13), G, Dallas Mavericks: Averaged 6.6 points and 1.4 assists in 14.4 minutes over 48 contests (no star ts) with the 29-23 Mavericks … Shot 36.7 percent from three-point range. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), G/F, Dallas Mavericks: Started 20 of his 51 appearances and averaged 16.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 28.8 min- utes per outing … His scoring total was the third-best mark on the team. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), G, Indi- ana Pacers: Averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 12 showdowns (four starts) for the 36-17 Brooklyn Nets, before being traded to the 25-27 Pacers Jan. 16 … Un- der went successful surger y Jan. 26 to treat renal cell carcinoma (a form of k idney cancer) and made a full recovery … Started all 16 games he played in with Indiana and logged 17.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 as- sists in 32.8 minutes per outing with his new club. • J o r d a n Po o l e ( 2 0 1 7 - 1 9 ) , G , Golden State Warriors: Averaged 10.7 points in 17.6 minutes per game in 32 appearances (six starts) for the 25-28 Warriors … Shot 36.0 percent from three -point range … Spent a por tion of the season with the G- League's Santa Cruz Warriors. • Duncan Robinson (2014-18), F, Miami Heat: Started all 53 games for the 28-25 Heat and posted 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game … Shot 40.8 percent from three-point range.   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Moe Wagner Traded From The Wizards To The Celtics Wagner played 10 minutes, scored three points and pulled down five rebounds in his first game as a Celtic. PHOTO BY ZACH BEEKER/NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES, COURTESY BOSTON CELTICS

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