Boston Celtics: 2 Brooklyn Nets the C’s should pursue in the offseason

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The Boston Celtics’ opponent tonight–the Brooklyn Nets–are a team the C’s should consider doing business with this upcoming offseason. Here are the 2 targets the Houdini has in mind.

After a tough loss to the Miami Heat last night, the Boston Celtics now take on one of the surprise teams in the bubble, the Brooklyn Nets. At 2-1 after one of the biggest basketball upsets in the last 30 seasons against the league’s top team in Milwaukee yesterday, the Nets are not a team the C’s should take lightly down in the bubble.

Brooklyn was missing it’s top three players that actually made it to the bubble in Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen yesterday. Of course, they are missing a practical starting lineup with the likes of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler, and Taurean Prince all missing the NBA’s restart for various reasons.

Boston must not let their foot off the gas. In all three of their games, they have been competitive, but lethargic first halves have doomed them in their losses and a desolate second half almost cost them the victory Sunday against the red-hot Portland Trailblazers.

Beyond tonight’s tilt, the C’s and the Nets are two teams that hopefully still have dealings in the offseason. Brooklyn has several pieces that would be immediate upgrades to the current depth chart,  and their pursuit of a third star to pair with Durant and Irving this offseason could lead to the C’s being in a position to provide draft picks as a facilitating third team. Here are said pieces: