Boston Celtics: 3 follow-up trades to make after Enes Kanter deal

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There was a flurry of moves on Friday after Thursday’s start to free agency. Here are 3 trades the Boston Celtics should consider making in the aftermath.

Now that the Boston Celtics have begun making deals, the Houdini doesn’t want to see them stop. With Gordon Hayward’s departure to the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, or New York Knicks looking imminent, Danny Ainge has his work cut out for him to build a roster that can maintain their competitive stature from a 3rd place finish in the Eastern Conference and coming within two games of the NBA Finals.

As much as we want to, especially during this time of the NBA’s offseason (which is happening at a different time this year than most), we once again stress we do not control Ainge’s neurological functions.

…but if we did we would totally make these three moves right now:

Celtics Get
Mo Bamba
Magic Get
Robert Williams
Romeo Langford
2021 lottery-protected first-round pick

Why the Boston Celtics do it

Boston needs to be maximizing their roster spots right now, and Danny Ainge appears to be way ahead of the curve on that. He wasted no time shipping out both Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier to clear up roster space.

With the playoff rotation shrinking after the regular season fun and games are over, Turning Robert Williams and Romeo Langford into a possible starting-center caliber in Mo Bamba is worth losing another potential late-round pick for. Now is the time to gear up for a championship run.

Why the Orlando Magic do it

It just hasn’t worked out for Mo Bamba in Orlando his first two years with the Magic. It may never, especially considering the addition of Chuma Okeke out of Auburn to a rotation that already includes Nikola Vucevic and Khem Birch.

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