6 Best trade targets to boost Celtics title odds

The Celtics are in the market for bench help, and some intriguing names will be available.

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5. Delon Wright

Wright suffered a knee injury and has been out since early November. He was expected to miss four-to-six weeks and should be nearing a return. Washington is just starting a rebuild, which should make Wright available. The veteran guard has been a part of five playoff teams and is impactful on both ends of the floor.

The 6’5 guard is a career 35.3 percent 3-point shooter who has never produced a win shares per 48 minutes below 0.117. The NBA league average is 0.100. Wright is a strong playmaker who swiped 1.8 steals per game last season. He has played more than 25 minutes per game for an entire season just once but is a strong reserve option for any contender.

The veteran would be the perfect complement to Jrue Holiday and Derrick White in the backcourt. Boston has the top defensive duo in the league. Add in Wright, who can guard multiple positions, and the Celtics are a touch better.

Assuming he gets healthy, Delon Wright could play 15 to 25 minutes off the bench as a secondary creator, floor spacer, and defender. The 6’5 guard is the perfect option for head coach Joe Mazzulla. The Boston Celtics could look for a bit more size, but if Brad Stevens and the front office wants a guard, Wright will be among the best options available.