With news circulating that James Harden could be on the move, ESPN’s Bobby Marks views the Boston Celtics as having the best trade package for the star.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Boston Celtics fans!
With just under two weeks to go before the NBA’s regular-season tips off, the media and Cs faithful are having a field day deciphering just how good of a year Beantown could wind up having.
By all accounts, what with their projected 6th place finish and Jayson Tatum‘s placement as the 11th best player in the NBA according to ESPN’s latest power rankings, 2020-21 is setting itself up to be a very good campaign.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there for the sports media conglomerate.
Recently, it has been the talk of the town that superstar James Harden reportedly wants out of Houston, and has stated that he’d be willing to be traded to a few specific contenders, with the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets rumored to be at the top of his wish list.
That said, though these teams were specifically named, it is not public knowledge as to what the entirety of his preferences looks like. Should he actually long to be placed onto a contender, the list could consist of any number of teams, and, yes, the Boston Celtics would likely be on it, as they are still a top-threat to take the Eastern Conference crown.
With this, we here at HH have obviously jumped into action discussing numerous deals the Cs could take part in to get Harden out of Texas, with one specific deal seeing him landing in New England.
Is it a far fetched idea that Danny Ainge and co. could land the disgruntled superstar? Not exactly, especially is you heed ESPN analyst Bobby Marks’ exact words, where he stated in a recent article that “Boston could have the most appealing package for Harden.”
Now, I’m certainly not giving up Jayson Tatum and would try everything in my power to keep Jaylen Brown, but at the very least, if I’m the Celtics’ front office, a discussion with Rafael Stone is certainly worth taking place.