Boston Celtics can pull off modest trade using draft assets: Analyst

The Boston Celtics can pull off a "modest" trade for a cheap wing using "modest" assets to land him.
Nov 3, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard John Konchar (46) shoots the
Nov 3, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard John Konchar (46) shoots the / Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

According to MassLive's Brian Robb, the Boston Celtics can swing a "modest" deal for Memphis Grizzlies wing John Konchar using "modest" draft assets to complete the trade; due to the lack of shooting in a Cs second unit riddled with issues that Robb points out.

"That modest salary this season would fit into the team’s Grant Williams’ traded player exception worth just over $6 million," Robb prefaced before saying, "Boston could in theory just over up modest draft assets for him (with a non-guaranteed contract) if they want to try to acquire him.

"Outside of adding some more depth at center, deep wing depth is probably the biggest area of weakness on the Celtics roster right now. Oshae Brissett, Svi Mykhailiuk and Lamar Stevens have not impressed much in the first month of the season during limited opportunities. Dalano Banton has emerged in recent weeks but a lack of a reliable outside shot is concerning there so Konchar could be an appealing alternative on that front."

Boston Celtics can use open roster spot to trade for John Konchar for picks or trade non-guaranteed contracts

There's two options when it comes to Konchar wearing a Celtics uniform sometime in the future.

The first is Robb's aforementioned picks-for-Konchar swap that'd utilize the C's open roster spot. Brad Stevens may have kept his roster flexibility this offseason for the kind of small splash Konchar could be.

The second option would be packaging non-guaranteed contracts to bring on Konchar, and perhaps other Grizzlies players who Memphis may be better off without as the inevitability of a rebuild draws nearer. Luke Kornet has not been providing the kind of contributions one would hope from a veteran who's been in Boston for a few years, so he's on the table. Ditto for Svi Mykhailiuk and Lamar Stevens on the wing. If they were, we wouldn't be talking about Konchar.