The Celtics as currently constructed don't make total sense. There's a surplus of guards, a ton of bigs, and the notable absence of a go-to scoring wing. And the elusive "rim protector," though Amir Johnson does get us moving in the right direction on that front. Another move has to be in the works, right?
According to one agent, Celtics won't be following through on all their "done" business today. Still exploring other moves, so no rush.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 9, 2015
Between the complex nature of contract language and trying to make other moves, the Celtics still haven't announced anything.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 9, 2015
That's encouraging. The Celtics have been noticeably quiet today as other teams have unveiled their latest and greatest free agent signings. Isaiah Thomas is out in Utah to watch tonight's summer league game, and he's confident there's more to come (for what that's worth).
Does Ainge have anything else up his sleeve? "I think he does," said Thomas.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 9, 2015
So, who could be on the way out? Any of the David Lee, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, and Tyler Zeller logjam could be shipped. Amir Johnson can't be on the move until mid-season. I think it's safe to say that anyone on the Celtics could be traded for the right piece, but perhaps the better question is who's actually available?
No one knows what Mark Cuban is about to do while he's on tilt, so it's possible that Chandler Parsons would be available and he certainly fills a need for the Celtics. That's a bit of a pipe dream at this point. But there is one swingman that has been on the block since before the draft that could be for the taking.
The Nuggets have made injury plagued but offensively talented forward Danilo Gallinari available for trade, a source told Yahoo Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 25, 2015
The Grizzlies and Heat have been rumored to be interested in Gallinari, who can shoot the three and score in bunches.
Another possible trading partner? The Sixers.
Philly has a whole lot of young bigs. Boston has whole lot of young guards. Calls should be made.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 26, 2015
The rumors from the draft are substantial enough so we know that these two clubs have already spoken. It will be interesting to see if anything materializes. Of course, things happen fast and during the last half hour, it looks like nothing could be brewing after all.
And now hearing Celts are trying to tie up loose ends with the paperwork.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 9, 2015
I'm with Isaiah though. Danny's got to have something up his sleeve.
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