The Boston Celtics have a chance to bundle draft picks in an attempt to move up in the lottery. Here are two Houdini-approved ways they can do so.
First things first–and this is difficult as a Boston Celtics site to say–but congratulations are in order for the Los Angeles Lakers and our FanSided sister site Lake Show Life for winning the 2020 NBA Championship from the Lake Buena Vista bubble in Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports campus.
Now, for an even tougher concession…congrats to the Lakers for also tying the Cs for the most NBA Championships in the history of the league. For the first time since 1963, Boston is no longer the sole host of the winningest team in NBA history.
The historical ramifications are vast from a team standpoint, but it also adds value to the ascending legacies of several Lakers like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, and Rajon Rondo.
James adds the fourth ring on a third team. Davis puts in a legitimate bid to be named a top-5 player in the league. Howard proves his locker room presence could be positive on a winner. Rondo proved he still is playoff Rondo when he wants to be.
The Miami Heat played well, and the Boston Celtics would have likely put up just as much of a fight, but the Lakers have seemed like a team of destiny for quite some time.
Our job here is to figure out how the Cs can be that aforementioned team of destiny in the future. With a future shift to building the team around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, what deals could be made to save money and add depth via moving up in the NBA Draft?
Here are 2 Houdini-approved swaps: