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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1. Immanuel Quickley

The Celtics need another piece, but what if they bypass the fringe options and go for a rising talent? There is some risk in adding a veteran in his twilight. From injury to decline, Boston could be left holding a contract that offers little in the postseason. The Celtics have draft assets and could look to pay for one last key piece in someone like Quickley.

The 24-year-old is in the final year of his rookie contract but did not get an extension. He becomes a restricted free agent in the summer of 2024. The Knicks have the right to match any offer he receives, but will they? New York is chasing a superstar and may be better off with a bit more draft capital in that pursuit.

Quickley’s minutes are down this season, but is still putting up 14.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. The 6’3 guard is a plus-shooter and underrated talent. He can get buckets and would give Boston another shot-creator in the postseason. If Immanuel Quickley hits the market, the Celtics should try to acquire him.

Boston has the best record in the NBA and is among the title favorites. They need to find that final piece and get some luck along their journey. Stay tuned to see if the Celtics make a splash before the deadline and how the team fares in their chase for title 18.

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