The Boston Celtics had themselves one of their most underwhelming and disappointing seasons in recent memory in 2020-21 and, because of this, all summer long the team’s decision-makers have seemingly been hell-bent on making necessary shakeups to better their odds at success in 2021-22 and beyond.
Kicking off the festivities with the parting of ways with long-time front office resident, Danny Ainge, his role as President of Basketball Operations was soon filled by former head coach, Brad Stevens and, from there, transactions started to be executed at quite a rapid rate.
From the trade that sent Kemba Walker and his high-cost contract to the OKC Thunder to the most recent free agency signing that brought on point guard Dennis Schroder at a steal of a price (one year, $5.9 million), Stevens has been working tirelessly to give new head coach, Ime Udoka, a better rotation to work with than what he personally had last year and, frankly, his moves may not be over just yet.
Yes, while the team’s free agency signings have likely come to an end, there are still ways in which the Celtics can continue making more player additions throughout the next several months, with the most notable method being by means of trade.
As those of you who follow the Houdini may know, we absolutely love talking about trades — the good ideas, the bad ideas… simply put, we adore itd all!
Now, though we’ve been rather quiet on this front of late, other outlets have been hard at work concocting ways in which the Boston Celtics could attain other players around the league by these means and who in specific the team may wish to target.
In fact, just recently we came across a piece published by Clutch Points discussing 2 stars they believe the shamrocks need to trade for.
With this article, it sparked the desire for us at HH to push out yet another installment of our favorite series we call “Pass or Pursue”, where we discuss whether or not Boston should sit out on going after a specific player or if they should actively try to acquire them.
So, without further adieu, let’s get started: