As things currently stand, the Boston Celtics are a team far off from contending for an NBA Championship.
At this point, it’s no longer an opinion fans and media analysts have — the franchise believes this to be true as well.
Recently, when asked if he believes the Cs are good enough to contend for the Larry O’Brien trophy come year’s end, General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, was straight forward with his answer:
“I do not”, he replied. “Our roster obviously is not good. I mean, we are a 14-14 team. There’s no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. That’s who we are,” the Celtics’ GM said, taking responsibility. “This team, where we are, 14-14, if there’s somebody to blame, this is Danny Ainge to blame. This is not Brad Stevens. It’s not Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown. It’s like not good enough right now. And we all know that. And, you know, we need to get better.”
Now, two games removed from this interview, things have not managed to get any better for the shamrocks.
The Boston Celtics should consider dealing Kemba Walker
Most recently, they dropped back down to a .500 record of 15-15 after giving up a 24 point lead in the second half to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Despite the efforts of the league’s best wing duo in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the team ultimately couldn’t get the deed done in overtime.
With this latest loss, it now leaves the Boston Celtics with more questions as they head towards the mid-way point of the season.
Realistically, the team is going to want to make some moves between now and the March 25th trade deadline if they want to better fill out their roster to compliment their star wings.
One common theme we’ve been seeing here at the Houdini has been the idea of trading the team’s All-Star point guard, Kemba Walker — this concept is especially popular with my co-Expert, Andrew Hughes.
With his latest performance, going 5-21 from the floor and 1-12 from deep for 14 points, despite my belief that he can still be a top-notch contributor in this league, it’s beginning to look as though perhaps a parting of ways could be mutually beneficial for both the point guard and the franchise for a multitude of reasons.
Today, in honor of their latest game against the Pelicans, we present to you two trades Danny Ainge and co. should consider pursuing with New Orleans: