Boston Celtics not desperate enough to pursue Nets guard: Analyst

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According to Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley, the Boston Celtics aren't desperate enough for offense to pursue Brooklyn Nets guard Lonnie Walker IV; who's basically on the trade block with the Nets' postseason hopes in a perpetual state of free-fall.

"(Walker) is basically a 6'4" scoring specialist," Buckley prefaced before saying, "What are the chances he could actually crack the playoff rotation? There might be one backcourt backup in the postseason rotation, and what would make Walker's quick-strike scoring the better choice than Pritchard's superior shooting and ball-control? Walker is bigger and a better athlete, sure, but his physical tools have never translated to consistent defense.

"Oh, and he's had enough tussles with the injury bug that the next time he tops 70 games will be the first in his career. Some teams are desperate enough for offense that he'll be worth the risk anyway, but the Celtics clearly aren't one of them."

Boston Celtics unlikely to make any moves at the trade deadline

As the season progresses and the Celtics continue to beat mostly everyone on their schedule outside of a few close-calls against contenders, the more and more likely it becomes that the front office pursues any outside help at all.

The biggest splash the Cs would make is one that'd be for a non-game-changer anyway, but that would've been the case had the second unit proved incapable of filling in the gaps during non-starter minutes on the floor. Boston's bench has done everything possible to prove that the top six has enough coverage in the few minutes each playoff game where the top six isn't playing, though.

Get used to the scrappy bunch on expiring minimum contracts who will be deployed by Joe Mazzulla in a pinch. They're probably not going to be replaced come February 8.