With the All-Star break now in the rearview and the second half of the season officially underway, the Boston Celtics now look to find ways in which they can get back to their preseason status of championship contenders.
Though there are some who believe the answers to their struggles can be found within, what with the return of Marcus Smart to the rotation and perhaps some rotation shakeups, many are under the impression that big moves must be made to help save the team’s disappointing 2020-21 campaign.
With this perception, fans and media alike have already gone about discussing potential trade targets the Cs could be interested in, with talents such as Bradley Beal, Jerami Grant, and Nikola Vucevic all finding themselves linked to the franchise in one way or another
The Boston Celtics should be wary of some players on the trade market
While we at the Houdini are totally behind the idea of the Boston Celtics making a move between now and the March 25th trade deadline, we aren’t necessarily in agreement with every player that has been tabbed as a viable target.
In fact, some of them in specific we think Danny Ainge and co. should stay away from.
Today, we present to you 3 players in which the shamrocks should avoid trading for:
Player Boston Celtics should avoid No. 1) Kyle Anderson
Though the Boston Celtics may be top-heavy in regard to their wing position with All-Stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown manning the top spots within the rotation, their depth at the position is a lot to be desired.
Behind them thus far into the season has been the likes of Semi Ojeleye, Javonte Green, and Aaron Nesmith… not exactly the group to write home about.
Because of this, we’ve seen Danny Ainge discuss his desire to add some more firepower to the position, which has led to the likes of Harrison Barnes and Otto Porter Jr. being linked as potential options.
One other player that we’ve seen as a potential suitor for the franchise at the deadline is Kyle Anderson of the Memphis Grizzlies.
He kicks off our list of players we believe the Cs should avoid.
Though he may be finding himself posting the best numbers of his career (13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds on 38 percent shooting from deep), the 27-year-old has logged just 30 games whilst performing at such a high level.
For his entire career, the forward posts middling averages of six points and 4.1 rebounds on 32 percent shooting from deep. These numbers are things Boston already has in tow.
What they need is a player in which they can guarantee will produce at a suitable rate and, while his per-game production has been solid through the first half of action, he may not be the sure thing that Ainge should be looking for.