10 Point guard trade targets for Boston Celtics after losing Marcus Smart

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Tre Jones
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Tre Jones, San Antonio Spurs

If the Boston Celtics wanted to go with a young option at the point guard position, Tre Jones could emerge as an intriguing target. Jones is a restricted free agent but there’s no guarantee that the San Antonio Spurs will bring him back next season. With a bit of a changing of the guard taking place in San Antonio after the team drafted Victor Wembanyama as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, there could still be some reshuffling to take place with the Spurs.

If Jones is allowed to move on, perhaps the Celtics could take a flier on a potentially low-risk, high-reward prospect. Jones is coming off the best season of his career this past year with the Spurs in which he averaged 13 points and seven assists on 46 percent shooting from the field. He’s far from a complete player on the defensive end of the floor and is considered an undersized guard standing at 6-foot-1, but he’s a player that perhaps the Celtics could get the most out of.

If they wanted, the Celtics could throw a future first-round pick at the Spurs in an attempt to help complete a sign-and-trade deal for Jones this offseason. That said, even this seems like a stretch for the Celtics. Could they really be that lucky?