Welcome to part two of our four-part Boston Celtics TPE series.
Today, we discuss the potential targets that could swiftly slide into that sweet $6.9 mil TPE, which we got in the trade that sent Juan Hernangomez to the San Antonio Spurs.
The C’s are in the midst of a storm fire that is NBA trade season. Faithful followers of the organization sit at home anxiously scrolling through social media clinging to rumors and speculation.
With the Celtics, you cannot help to go through every possible scenario of TPE madness.
As I have said before, I firmly believe any deal of significance will be made using one of the trade exceptions. These assets cannot be combined together and are on a ticking clock pending expiration.
Brad Stevens has to strike while the iron is hot and booming — it is either now before the trade deadline on February 10th or in the summer of 2022.
Failure to make use of these underrated assets would create an asterisk on his tenure as GM.
Keep in mind, I write these pieces thinking of realistic prospects, not pipedreams in a pipeline. The rules of the take here are simple: either we use part of the exception or the whole shebang.
We cannot get a player back that exceeds the $6.9 million threshold. Also, let’s give a shout-out to Juan Hernangomez here as his biggest contribution as a Celtic is undoubtedly this TPE.
I have 3 players for all you shamrock lovers: a forward who has been linked to the Celtics for some time, a defensive-minded center from good ole Toronto, and a former lottery pick from the Cavaliers.
Without further adieu, here are the top targets the Boston Celtics should pursue with Juancho’s TPE.