1. Bojan Bogdanovic
The Pistons claim Bogdanovic is unavailable, but the rumors keep pouring out. Detroit just drafted Ausar Thompson in the top five, and they are hoping to improve next season with a healthy Cade Cunningham. Will it be enough to get back to the playoffs? That seems unlikely and Bogdanovic is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract.
Could the Celtics make a significant splash and trade for the 6’7 forward? He averaged over 21 points per game and shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range last season. Bogdanovic is a switchable and versatile defender that makes an impact on both ends of the floor. The Celtics would be closer to a championship, and he would be an upgrade over Grant Williams.
What would convince the Pistons to part with Bojan Bogdanovic? It would likely take a first-round draft pick plus some talent, but the smoke suggests he is available, especially if the Celtics are willing to pay a significant price.
Will the Boston Celtics add a Grant Williams replacement before training camp? It seems unlikely at this point. They will likely play things out to see what holes they must fill before February’s trade deadline. Stay tuned to see what moves the Celtics make and if it is enough for them to bring title number 18 back to Boston.