Though there are still two teams fighting it out in the 2021 NBA Finals for the highly coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy, for 28 other teams the offseason is in full swing and, for the Boston Celtics, it has been for quite some time now.
After being bounced in round-one by the Brooklyn Nets via gentleman’s sweep, the shamrocks have seemingly taken no days off in their efforts to shake up the team after enduring such a disappointing 2020-21 campaign.
Less than 24-hours after their season came to an end, it was announced that President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, would be stepping down from his front office duties and Brad Stevens would move on up the totem pole to take his place.
Soon after that, the Cs entered the spotlight once again as they opted to trade away Kemba Walker to the OKC Thunder in exchange for a return package centered around Al Horford.
With such a move, a vacancy at the game’s most important position has emerged for Beantown, and now, with just over three months till the tip-off to 2021-22, Stevens and co. are left to try and properly fill out the roster.
While there are a few names we’ve dropped in the past as being suitable replacements for Kemba at the one, often these options are heavily influenced by the team’s financial restraints, as Boston will find itself with minimal salary space this offseason.
However, should they look to the trade route for a new guard, there could be several options that could realistically be considered and, recently, a name we’ve discussed in the past has been rumored to be “very available” in talks.
This player: Collin Sexton.
Entering the final year of his rookie-scale contract, it is reported that the Cavaliers are leaning towards not extending him past this coming season.
A talented young player at a position of need, the Houdini thinks a trade for Sexton should be considered by the Boston Celtics, and we believe that there are 2 trades, in specific, that could pique Cleveland’s interest: