The Boston Celtics have been linked to many trade scenarios as we approach the NBA trade deadline and are looking to make a big move.
Their plans, according to the Boston Herald, is to either make a blockbuster trade that would bring in a player such as Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler or Indiana Pacers Paul George, or simply sit tight.
The Celtics are indeed searching for that top-tier player ahead of the deadline but would be satisfied using the first-round picks from the Brooklyn Nets this year for a longer-term build.
“I think a lot of teams have gone after Danny hoping to throw good veterans at him and hope that he’ll give up some of those big assets, but from everything I’ve seen and heard, he’s not doing that unless he gets a real star back,” one league exec said, per the Boston Herald’s report.
“If Chicago or Indiana opens up for business, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Boston gets involved big. But I also wouldn’t be surprised if they sit tight or make a small move and wait for the draft if no one they really want is available.”
There have been conflicting reports about the availability of some of top-tier talent.
Obviously if George is available that would bring Boston and a plethora of teams into the mix.
As far as Jimmy Butler goes, the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson the Bulls have no plans to trade him and won’t even entertain an offer from Boston that doesn’t include their 2017 Nets’ first-round pick.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is another name floated on the trade market but it is considered unlikely that Detroit trades him away unless they receive a massive return.