5 Newly-available trade targets Celtics should pursue after Dec. 15

The Celtics are all-in on winning the championship, but who could they add to their roster?

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4. Torrey Craig

The Bulls are expected to enter a rebuild before the trade deadline. Zach LaVine generates the headlines, but Chicago will have multiple players on the block. DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, and Patrick Williams could fetch significant returns, but the Celtics may try to land a bench wing.

Craig has played in the playoffs for five straight years and his team has advanced beyond the first round every time. The 6’7 wing is a steady role player who is willing to defend multiple positions and sink open shots. His jumper is a bit inconsistent, but Craig has made 39.2 percent of his last 319 3-point attempts.

The Celtics added multiple wings in the offseason, including Oshae Brissett, Dalano Banton, and Svi Mykhailiuk, but none have stuck in the rotation. Sam Hauser is playing 22.8 minutes per game, but will his defense hold up in the playoffs? If Boston does not believe he is the answer, they should look for another wing before Feb. 8.

Torrey Craig is a veteran with 75 games of playoff experience, who is still hungry for his first championship. He could be a versatile reserve option for the Celtics. Boston needs someone to fill the bench minutes in the postseason. Craig is not a flashy role player, but he would be a steady answer.