The Boston Celtics find themselves attached to nearly every player mentioned in the trade rumor-mill. While they could easily make a move before February’s deadline, there are a few things they must refrain from doing.
Despite what their 26-11 record and current hold on the Eastern Conference’s second seed may infer, the Boston Celtics are far from being considered a perfect unit. While they have a legitimate chance of sending three of their players to the All-Star game in Chicago come February, there are a few glaring holes that exist on their roster.
From their center position to their bench’s offensive production, deficiencies can be found in many shapes and sizes throughout this shamrocks-squad. Because of this fact, the Boston Celtics have found themselves intertwined with virtually every player that has been rumored to be on the trading-block.
Most recently, reports surfaced that Danny Ainge and co. have been “monitoring” the availability of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari. While we here at the Houdini don’t necessarily understand why Ainge would be interested in a potential move like this, this report goes to show that the team is willing to explore ideas on how to upgrade/ shake-up this roster to potentially better position themselves come playoff time.
As previously stated, the Celtics are by no means a team without imperfections. Some of these problems could be solved internally over time, but a quick-fix method could be bringing in other players via trade.
Some of the rumors that have surfaced recently pertaining to the C’s have received a bevy of different reactions from both the media and the Boston faithful — some positive, some negative. There is no telling which direction this team will go prior to February’s deadline, however, there are a few things they should strongly refrain from doing.
(*** This article was written prior to last night’s game ***)