Injured Knicks big man a Boston Celtics sleeper trade target in offseason

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Sir Charles in Charge's Michael Saenz tabbed New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson as a potential sleeper trade target for the Boston Celtics in the offseason; mainly due to Kristaps Porzingis's injury history and Al Horford's age.

"As Kristaps Porzingis continues to struggle with his durability, and the fact that Al Horford is continuing to age and will be entering the final year of his contract next season, it's only natural for the Celtics to begin to look at what could lie ahead for the team at the center position," Saenz wrote.

"One sleeper trade target that could rise for the Celtics this summer is Mitchell Robinson. Assuming that the New York Knicks are going to want to prioritize re-signing, Isaiah Hartenstein, there's a chance that they could look to a potential trade of Robinson to help facilitate that. At that point, the Celtics could swoop in as a trade partner."

Boston Celtics would have to give up Derrick White or Payton Pritchard in any Mitchell Robinson trade scenario

So this is a massive non-starter for many reasons, the main one being that the Celtics would have to give up one of their three rotation regulars in the backcourt to do so: either near-star point guard Derrick White or second-unit floor-general Payton Pritchard.

Breaking up Boston's starting five would be front office malpractice on Brad Stevens' part, and from the sound of it, he's more likely to re-sign White than look to trade the offensive glue-guy of his star-studded lineup.

Giving up Pritchard is more likely, considering the $7 million difference between his and Robinson's salaries. Even still, Pritchard is a bargain contract while Robinson's value depends on his health. If Porzingis is an injury risk, Robinson is doubly so, and would cost far more than either Luke Kornet or Xavier Tillman on the open market.

While Robinson is a sleeper target, he's one Stevens and Co. should stay sleeping on if the Knicks were to come calling about a swap.