7 Free agent point guard targets for the Celtics after trading Marcus Smart

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Fred VanVleet
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Fred VanVleet

If the Boston Celtics wanted to completely rework the point guard position, there’s one big move that they could make – a move for Fred VanVleet in what would have to be a sign-and-trade agreement between the Celtics and the Toronto Raptors. In order to make this deal work, though, the Celtics would likely have to staple a future first-round pick or Robert Williams to Malcolm Brogdon or Derrick White’s contract to make it worthwhile for Toronto or find new homes for them in a three-team or separate deals potentially.

This is the type of move that would likely be extremely complicated to pull off but one nonetheless that the Celtics could theoretically make if they had a strong interest in VanVleet. This would leave the Celtics with a starting 5 of VanVleet, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Kristaps Porzingis. They’d be left with a bench rotation of Brogdon/White, Payton Pritchard, and whoever else they can cobble together on cheap deals in free agency.

Making this move would all but eliminate the Celtcs’ great depth, which has already taken a hit after the move for Porzingis.

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Will the Celtics end up making an addition to the point guard position this summer? That’s a question that should be answered shortly.