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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3. Oshae Brissett

Brissett was the favorite to win the reserve wing spot after signing a two-year deal in the offseason. The 6’7 wing got a two-year contract with a player option, and the 25-year-old had been in the Pacers rotation for two straight years. Brissett hoped to find consistency on a contender and saw a chance to get his first playoff minutes in Boston.

He has struggled to get consistent run. Brissett has played in just 29 of the Celtics’ first 47 contests. He is averaging just 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game. The 6’7 wing is shooting just 28.6 percent from 3-point range and has not shown much that would make Joe Mazzulla and the Celtics trust him in the playoff rotation.

Boston was quick to sign Oshae Brissett in free agency, and he had other suitors. It has not worked out for the 25-year-old, but he could help another team. Versatile 6’7 wings are difficult to find. If he can iron out his jumper and improve his defense, Brissett could become a key rotation piece on a contender.

The Boston Celtics will explore trading him before the Feb. 8 deadline. They will have to find the right upgrade, but Brissett could be a key piece in getting the deal across the finish line.