The Boston Celtics could be looking to make some sizeable roster shakeups this offseason, and everyone from the fans to the front office is seemingly on board.
After such a disappointing campaign that was 2020-21, where they went just 36-36 and were ousted in the first round, it’s apparent that moves must be made to get this team back into the conversation of the league’s elite franchises.
This summer, it seems likely that we could be seeing some big names on the trade block, with the likes of Luka Doncic (though, admittedly, we don’t believe he’s going anywhere) and Bradley Beal headlining the list of “talents to watch.”
However, perhaps a more realistic name for the Cs to consider pursuing is Dallas Mavericks star big man, Kristaps Porzingis, who reportedly has grown sour towards his role within the team’s scheme and, in turn, could be looking at an offseason exit after a relatively mediocre playoff run in 2021 (13.1 points, 5.7 rebounds on 29 percent shooting from deep).
Though his value may be relatively low, we at HH are rather high on the idea of the Boston Celtics pursuing the Mavs’ big man.
Today, we present to you 3 reasons why Brad Stevens and co. must consider dealing for Kristaps Porzingis:
Why Boston Celtics should pursue trade No. 1) Fits timeline of C’s stars
Though some may view the big man as a “fallen star” of sorts, one mustn’t forget that he’s still only 25-years-old with plenty of time left to reclaim his 2017-18 All-Star status.
All three of them in tow would give Boston a rather menacing trio of talents moving forward and, perhaps the most exciting thought is that, theoretically, none of them should be at their peaks just yet, meaning continual growth could be had by all as they move forward.
Despite the fact that the Jays allow this team to be competitive in the now, their youthful ages should also have the front office setting this team up nicely for the future.
Like Tatum and Brown, Kristaps Porzingis is a type of player who can be of service for a franchise both immediately as well as several years down the road.