Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens may just be a reader of Hardwood Houdini given how active on the trade market he is and his willingness to engage with other front offices to get deals done.
Stevens started off the summer by trading Kemba Walker for Al Horford Moses Brown this past June, then continued his roster makeover by subsequently rerouting Brown to Dallas for Josh Richardson, sending Tristan Thompson away for Kris Dunn and Bruno Fernando, and now has dealt Dunn and Carsen Edwards for Juan Hernangomez.
All in all, the transactions appear to have moved the needle in the direction of a higher postseason seed and a better chance at doing damage when they get there.
Without Stevens’ boldness, we might be starting at a 2021-22 season that resembled the last year of the Danny Ainge era: with a similar roster severely lacking depth.
So, who’s to say he is even done?
Perhaps Stevens will pursue another trade to consolidate the roster and open up a spot on the depth chart. If he does, these 3 Cs would be the next to go:
Boston Celtics PF Jabari Parker
We begin with a guy who may be more likely to be waived than be traded, Jabari Parker. The former #2 overall pick has a non-guaranteed deal, so trading him isn’t exactly a difficult endeavor.
If anything, he’d be a throw-in as part of any larger deal. His $2.2 million salary is perfect for salary-matching purposes. Expect Parker off the roster by opening night either way.