3 No-brainer trades Celtics should make before the deadline

The Celtics want to add depth before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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1. Celtics add a big man to round out their roster

The Celtics love what Kristaps Porzingis has added, but can they trust the Unicorn to be healthy when the games matter most? He has already missed 12 contests and has appeared in more than 60 just once since 2017. Injuries are always a question mark for KP, and Boston should look for some insurance. 

Do the Celtics trust Luke Kornet as their backup big man in the playoffs? Al Horford is capable of taking over as the starter, but that means Kornet needs to step up. Boston may decide to upgrade, and the best available option is Nick Richards in Charlotte. 

Richards to Boston

The Hornets just traded Terry Rozier, and they are clearly looking to add draft capital. Richards is averaging 9.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 24.4 minutes per game. The 26-year-old is in his prime and would love to join a contender. 

The Boston Celtics are going to run an eight-man rotation in the playoffs. They have seven players locked in and are looking for one more. Who will Brad Stevens prioritize? Can they find the missing piece before the Feb. 8 trade deadline? Stay tuned to find out. 

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