3. Wolves move Slo Mo to Beantown
It appears the Celtics want to play small late in games with just one big man on the floor. Adding a combo forward could expand their options, depth, and lineup flexibility.
Currently, it is Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, and Jayson Tatum locked in around Kristaps Porzingis or Al Horford. If one of the four smalls gets hurt, the Celtics will have to switch things up or turn to a less-than-trusted option.
Adding a connector that is comfortable starting or playing off the bench and severing multiple roles would be ideal. The Celtics need someone like Kyle Anderson and could offer this package after December 15.
The Timberwolves want to contend but have multiple decisions to make. Slo Mo is in the final year of his contract. If Minnesota does not plan on extending him with their salary cap rising, they would be wise to move before the trade deadline. The Wolves also need some backup point guard help.
Would the Celtics sacrifice more depth for Kyle Anderson? They would have to be interested in a player or two on the open market to make this move, but it is a situation to explore before the deadline. Boston may have to go the other way, and trade for depth if things are not working out.