It's no secret that the Celtics are going to try and make some moves this offseason.
That part is obvious.
What wasn't as clear was who they will actually go after until today.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Celtics plan to Boogie during the summer months.
Will they open their war chest of future draft picks to try to pry DeMarcus Cousins away from Sacramento via trade? The early word out there is: Bank on it. Will they be in the mix for pretty much any name player who unexpectedly comes available in coming months? Bank on that, too.
In his presser going into the offseason, Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said he will try to lure every and any big time player to Boston, but realistically the best way to do that is via trade and not free agency.
One scenario where a big time free agent could choose to hitch his wagon to the Celtics is if this deal, that Stein is alluding to, or another one to this magnitude goes down.
Ainge and, the salesman himself, Brad Stevens can then go to work selling a core consisting of Cousins-Smart and [insert your favorite free agent here].
The price for Cousins will be high. We're talking multiple Brooklyn picks and young talent, but this 6'11 center is worth it.
In 2014-15, he averaged 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds 3.6 assists and 1.7 blocks a game.
Oh yeah and he'll only be 25 by the start of next season.
So why would the Kings be looking to rid themselves of someone this talented you ask?
Well he and new head coach George Karl don't seem to be meshing as nicely as Sacramento would like and, even though he is under contract until 2017-18 and have time work it out, cashing out and avoiding a future headache might be worth it for them.
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