6 Players the Celtics may replace Payton Pritchard with by the trade deadline

The Celtics could try to upgrade Payton Pritchard to these players before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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Boston Celtics, Payton Pritchard / Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Patrick Williams

The Bulls are one of the most talked about teams. Zach LaVine is available, and Chicago could fully tear things down before the deadline. DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso will get the headlines, but not agreeing to an extension makes Williams an interesting target for several teams.

The 22-year-old forward is a career 41.3 percent 3-point shooter, but his defense has left plenty to be desired. The Celtics could be the perfect fit. They have an elite defense and could allow Williams to play a lesser role.

The fourth overall pick in 2020 is making $9.8 million this season and becomes a restricted free agent in the summer of 2024. Williams wants a raise and is reportedly seeking $20-plus million per year. The Celtics need to upgrade their roster and would love to have another young wing with room to grow on.

Convincing the Bulls to trade Pat Will may be difficult, especially after they have watched their former lottery picks blossom elsewhere. If Chicago decides to rebuild, do not rule anything out.

Will the Boston Celtics trade Payton Pritchard and upgrade their roster before the Feb. 8 deadline? Brad Stevens has been aggressive in search of banner number 18. There figures to be plenty of talent available, and the franchise just needs a role player to round out their roster. Stay tuned to see what happens.

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