5 Moves Celtics should make after trading for Jrue Holiday

Boston Celtics, Jrue Holiday. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Boston Celtics, Jrue Holiday. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown
Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Go all-in

The Boston Celtics must be all-in on winning the championship. They have five All-Stars on their roster and have reached the conference finals five times in the last seven years. The Celtics made the NBA Finals in 2022 before falling to the Warriors. Now is the time, and other teams are already all in.

Boston has two first-round draft picks, three first-round swaps, and eight second-rounders they could still trade away. The front office should be searching for the right opportunity. Can they turn a couple of untrusted options into a key bench piece? Does Brad Stevens find a way to trade for another starting-caliber player? The Celtics should stay locked in and aggressive as they attempt to win championship number 18.

Boston cannot be afraid to be bold at the trade deadline. If Kristaps Porzingis is not the perfect fit, the Celtics should explore his market. They cannot let another opportunity pass by, especially with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in their prime.

Will the Boston Celtics make more moves and become title favorites? The reigning champion Denver Nuggets won’t go away quietly, and the Milwaukee Bucks are all-in around Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. Can the Celtics defeat both and win their first title since 2008? Stay tuned to find out.