Former Boston Celtics PG involved in wild eight-player trade proposal

A former Boston Celtics point guard's name was involved in a wild eight-player trade proposal from one analyst.
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Bleacher Report's Andy Bailey concocted a wild eight-player, two-draft-pick trade proposal that'd send former Boston Celtics point guard Dennis Schroder to the Atlanta Hawks, along with Pascal Siakam, and Max Christie, while returning D'Angelo Russell, De'Andre Hunter, Taurean Prince, a top-10 protected 2029 first-round pick from Los Angeles and a 2029 first-round pick from Atlanta to the Toronto Raptors, and then finally sending Dejounte Murray and Garrett Temple to the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Dennis Schröder gives them a solid backup point guard behind Young," Bailey said of his proposal before continuing, "Having him instead of Murray makes it easier to plug Bogdan Bogdanović into the starting five too. Max Christie gives the Hawks at least a little upside on the wing."

Such a deal would continue dramatically reshaping the Raptors after the OG Anunoby trade with the New York Knicks, but even worse, would give the Lakers another triple-double threat in the backcourt in Murray; who could solve a lot of the perimeter defense problems L.A. currently has.

Former Boston Celtics PG Dennis Schroder shifting back to backup role

It was during the 2021-22 season in Boston (and for 15 games with the Houston Rockets) that Dennis Schroder last was a backup before the Anunoby trade brought in a new starting point guard to Toronto in Immanuel Quickley. Now, though, and in Bailey's proposal, Schroder would reprise that role.

What the Raptors do next isn't clear, but there's no reason to think there's a rebuild coming considering they arguably improved with the additions of Quickley and RJ Barrett. Schroder could be the type of veteran Darko Rajaković deploys off the pine in critical moments, or he could be a salary matching piece in a subsequent transaction.

Either way, he'd bring momentum from one of his best statistical seasons to whatever team he's on after the February 8 trade deadline.