Celtics keep Banks, send Jones to L.A.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- A multiplayer trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics was amended Friday after Gary Payton refused to report to Boston for a physical by a deadline, the Lakers said.
A Celtics spokesman said Boston had agreed in advance to waive the requirement that Payton undergo a physical exam on Friday.
"The team waived his physical as part of the amended trade," Celtics spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz said. "It [the physical] obviously became moot as part of this ...
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