5 Celtics most likely to be traded before the deadline

The Celtics could trade these players before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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4. Svi Mykhailiuk

Myhailiuk is on his seventh team since being drafted in the second round in 2018. He is a proven floor spacer, but his defensive struggles and lack of playmaking have forced him to bounce around. The 26-year-old has just three games of playoff experience and has struggled to nail down a consistent role throughout his NBA career.

The Celtics signed him to a one-year minimum deal last summer. They were hoping his shot-making could earn him a place in the rotation, but Mykhailiuk has played in just 21 games and is averaging 7.7 minutes per contest. He has struggled to hit shots for the Celtics and could be looking for a new home if Boston upgrades their roster.

Svi Mykhailiuk has only played for the Detroit Pistons for more than one season, and it appears that trend will continue. He has not been a fit in Boston, and the Celtics are unlikely to bring him back. The franchise is better off trading him now and getting anything back in return for the 6’7 wing.

Mykhailiuk won’t have trade value, but Brad Stevens and the front office may be able to package his contract with a couple of others to acquire someone of significance. It would leave the Celtics scrambling to fill their roster, but could pay dividends if they acquire an upgrade before the trade deadline.