With the fact that the Boston Celtics are flush with valuable trade assets, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see teams around the organization contact Danny Ainge in hopes of a seal. Of those already on the roster, who might be seen as the most valuable and realistic trade target?
Prior to the March 11th COVID-19 induced hiatus, the Boston Celtics were in the midst of yet another satisfying campaign. Through 64 games, the shamrocks accumulated a record of 43-21 ranking them third in the Eastern Conference, fifth in the entire league, and, with their win against the Indiana Pacers on March 10th, headed to their sixth straight postseason appearance.
The team’s individual players also got much praise throughout the season, with numerous ballers achieving career-best status. Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum were selected to this past February’s All-Star game — Kemba’s fourth, Tatum’s first. Jaylen Brown was an arguable All-Star snub and Marcus Smart is continuing his sound progression forward, posting career highs all across the board and has some buzzing about his candidacy for the Defensive Player of the Year award this season.
With the season currently in limbo, there is a possibility that the C’s all-around successful season could come to an abrupt end and, thus, kick-off the NBA offseason. While we’ve covered the triumphs the team saw throughout the year, it is understood that the overall makeup for the team is far from perfect.
Still lacking a true answer at the pivot, a quality backup point guard, and a scoring presence off the pine, the C’s will likely be looking into potential routes to address their current holes on the roster. Sure, the likely scenario would be for them to address these areas via free agency and the draft, but with the valuable assets Boston is currently flush with, it’s certainly not an unforeseen scenario that another team will reach out and inquire about trades.
Though the likes of Tatum and Walker are clearly off the table, the team has various players in tow that could entice an opposing organization’s front office to contact Danny Ainge in an attempt to participate in some sort of exchange. If this were to turn out to be the case, here are the three most tradable players the Boston Celtics currently roster: