The Boston Celtics are off to a hot start to 2020-21, but could still use for some added fire-power. With this, there are a few under-the-radar players the team should consider dealing for.
Though the first six games of the season may have been deemed as a bit disappointing, as the Boston Celtics saw some bad losses and their record at just .500 (3-3), now 10 games in they boast a record of 7-3 and are in the midst of an impressive four-game winning streak.
All this coming without the help of their All-Star point guard Kemba Walker, who still has no timetable to return as he continues to rehab his left knee, is quite impressive.
However, despite these early successes and triumphs, it still feels as though the Cs are a ways away from finding themselves atop the title-contenders conversation.
There are plenty of ways they can go about doing this, however, including savvy free-agent signings and blockbuster trades.
However, it is the Houdini’s belief that one or two cost-efficient trades would be the best way for the team to go about moving themselves up the league’s title-odds lists.
There are 3 specific buy-low targets we think could wind up making big impacts on this team in 2020-21:
Boston Celtics buy-low target No. 1) P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets
First up, we have a player in which we at HH have discussed on several occasions about being an optimal trade target for the Boston Celtics this season.
Now, in his 14th season in the league, P.J. Tucker has established a reputation of being one of the toughest guys in the game today, a strong leader, and a consistent 3-and-D contributor, all three of which are attributes that are highly beneficial to a championship-hopeful squad.
Being the best traditional power forward that can be deemed as realistically attainable, in the final year of his deal worth $7.9 million he’d be a stupendous grab for the Celtics and, with all of the Harden-hoopla going about, it is quite reasonable to believe the Rockets could just end up blowing up the roster.
Should this happen, Ainge should certainly pursue the 35-year-old.