Though the Boston Celtics have been somewhat surging of late, winning four of their last six outings, it’s still quite evident that they need to consider making some roster bolstering moves at some point this season should they wish to truly have a chance at legitimately competing.
To some, only a move of blockbuster magnitude such as, say, as a Ben Simmons deal would save their season from enduring yet another .500 finish while others believe smaller, yet still impactful trades and transactions could be all they need.
While we at the Houdini are certainly on board to see a mega move take place this year — so long as it’s within reason, that is — we also must admit that there are some solid talents out there that could realistically be had for far less than the bulk of their current core.
A popular target for us at HH has been San Antonio Spurs point guard, Dejounte Murray, as he possesses the high-motor and all-around skill set that any team, particularly one like the Boston Celtics, could use running their offense.
Recently, it would appear as though the folks at Bleacher Report have hopped aboard the Murray express as well, as they claimed the 25-year-old to be a trade target Brad Stevens and co. should be thinking about chasing.
"The Celtics had eyes on Ben Simmons for a reason. Not a good enough reason to sacrifice Jaylen Brown, obviously, but they could get plenty of mileage from upping their size, distributing and defense in the backcourt.Maybe Dejounte Murray could scratch those itches for a more reasonable price.He was reportedly “gettable” around the draft, per The Athletic’s Zach Harper, and while Murray has been good out of the gate, the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs might not be in a position to treat the 25-year-old as a centerpiece. Having him push the tempo, attack the basket and balance touches between Jayson Tatum and Brown might be the move that gets the Celtics to contending status."
As mentioned already, we at the site have been big on the idea of seeing Dejounte Murray don the green and white threads for quite some time now, as he’s a do-it-all point guard who has only managed to improve every year he’s been in the league and now, in year six, is boasting career stat-sheet stuffing averages of 18.1 points, 7.8 assists, 7.7 rebound, and two steals per game.
Until he’s either traded elsewhere or claimed to be “untouchable” by San Antonio (that said, even then we likely won’t stop) we will continue to pound the proverbial drum for a potential deal that would send the talented guard to the Boston Celtics.
What say you Cs fans?
Do you like the idea of Dejounte Murray on the Celtics? Perhaps you feel he’s not the right target?
Whatever your thoughts may be, make sure to leave them in the comments section below!