Inside the trade
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The first overall pick of the 1998 draft, Olowokandi has not lived up to expectations, averaging 6.0 points and 5.6 rebounds this season. According to the Globe's Shira Springer, Olowokandi, whose contract is up after this year, could be released by the Celtics, meaning the exchange with Blount was largely for financial reasons.
To Boston:
Michael Olowokandi
The first overall pick of the 1998 draft, Olowokandi has not lived up to expectations, averaging 6.0 points and 5.6 rebounds this season. According to the Globe's Shira Springer, Olowokandi, whose contract is up after this year, could be released by the Celtics, meaning the exchange with Blount was largely for financial reasons.
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