The Boston Celtics have significant concerns with their current roster and are thus likely among the teams in the NBA most likely to be making trades ahead of the February 10 deadline, now less than one month in the future.
But with the franchise signaling their lack of interest in breaking up their pairing of All-Star forwards in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, it seems very unlikely the club will be among those making what we might call a blockbuster deal happen. That leaves a lot of room on the margins to improve, and any such deal will have to make sense for improving the team around those two young stars in the middle term if not the short, meaning the team could sell off veterans now for a future star deal later.
Analysts around the NBA media sphere have been working to try and prognosticate what the Celtics might do to such an end, and one such estimation was recently published by Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale.
More evidence to suggest the Vanderbilt product needs regular minutes to develop. https://t.co/C8NWHrjVlf
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) January 11, 2022