The Boston Celtics knew that the 2021 NBA Offseason was going to be a time period in which shakeups were necessary and, thus far into it, things have gone seemingly according to plan.
Aside from the recent news that Evan Fournier wound up inking a deal with the New York Knicks, the shamrocks have managed to make quite a few noteworthy moves that, in our humble opinion, have set themselves up quite nicely heading into the 2021-22 campaign and onward.
Seemingly making the most damage via the trade route, President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, has not only managed to rid the team of Kemba Walker’s contract what with the deal that sent him to Oklahoma City in exchange for Al Horford but he also wound up snagging a solid two-way wing (and, now, likely replacement in the starting five for Fournier) in Josh Richardson in a more recent deal with Dallas.
Like we stated already, the Celtics are off to a hot start to the summer in terms of transactions and, based on recent rumblings, they may not be done with making moves in such a fashion.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, Stevens has reportedly grown frustrated with veteran Marcus Smart‘s antics and, according to “two people familiar with Stevens’ thinking”, he could look to shop the guard prior to the start of next season.
Should this actually prove to be true and the team’s front office goes about looking for deals involving the likes of their multi-purpose guard, we at the Houdini believe 2 trades, in specific, could prove to be beneficial for the Boston Celtics to make: