"Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard." - Ovid
We interrupt your regularly scheduled reading with...your thoughts about a rumored (but as of now, baseless) Andrew-Bogut-to-the-Celtics trade; on Friday, the NBA media sphere got a little worked up by reported "interest" of the Celtics in former Golden State Warriors (and current Dallas Maverick) Andrew Bogut. While far from an ideal fit, his rebounding would be a welcome addition to the Celts' second unit, and one-year contract ideal for Boston's summer free agency aspirations.
NBA trade rumors: Celtics, Blazers among possible destinations for Andrew Bogut https://t.co/FUelccNMET pic.twitter.com/gDsTA2lGYI— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) December 9, 2016
Whether or not this rumor has any legs is still unknown, though it is not unreasonable to assume where there is smoke, there's fire. We decided to poll you, the reader, for YOUR thoughts on the prospect of trading for Andrew Bogut, and while less enthused about adding him to the roster than the Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, you are definitely interested - with an asterisk - in having him in green.
The ayes have it - depending on the offer:
Should the @Celtics make an offer for @andrewbogut before the trade deadline? @CelticsLife #Celtics #NBA #AndreBogut #trade #mavs— justin quinn (@justinquinnn) December 10, 2016
@CelticsLife could be a nice pick up— eddie santana (@eddietours) December 10, 2016
If the @celtics DID make an offer for @andrewbogut , what would you want it to be? Tell @CelticsLife in the comments. #Celtics #NBA #bogut— justin quinn (@justinquinnn) December 10, 2016
Some of you bid high:
@justinquinnn @dhobeika @celtics @andrewbogut @CelticsLife We give up Amir to make the $ work and they are gonna want something. 1 pick.— Thomas p Killay (@tobydoby1) December 10, 2016
@justinquinnn @celtics @andrewbogut @CelticsLife Amir and one of the protected future 1st/potential 2 2nds for him seems reasonable— Kris O'Brien (@kob213) December 10, 2016
And some of you bid low:
@justinquinnn @CelticsLife if we can get him for super cheap, sure, but I'd rather hold out for Nerlens Noel if we go after a big man.— Zach Davis (@zrdavis9) December 10, 2016
Some of you had a more balanced view:
@justinquinnn @celtics @andrewbogut @CelticsLife A one year rental, so it should have to come super cheap! Zeller/Jerebko+Young+picks— Toma Albacan (@TAlbacan) December 10, 2016
Amir-Bogut swap + any bad pick, we have too many anyways, or suggested Zeller+heavily protected pick https://t.co/66BlMwF1k1— Raymond Lacasse🍀 (@SmartsIntellect) December 10, 2016
@justinquinnn @celtics @andrewbogut @CelticsLife hes not DMC, but he will really help rebound. Decent short term solution imo— Moses (@T134M124J31600N) December 10, 2016
Some of you had doubts:
@T134M124J31600N @justinquinnn @celtics @andrewbogut @CelticsLife He doesn't seem like Stevens-type, versatility wise.— Jeff (@CelticPride32) December 10, 2016
Some of you want nothing to do with him:
@CelticsLife anyone better than bogut maybe like boogie like come on— BrittonDoyle (@BrittonDoyle) December 10, 2016
And some of you have other ideas:
I don't see a "bag of pretzels" option? 🤔 https://t.co/5IC4AUWu7V— michelle (@michelleagayton) December 10, 2016
And some of you just want it to be March already:
@CelticsLife just why? 🙄— Ben (@bbdub34) December 10, 2016
It seems like the consensus here is that Bogut would be a good addition, but not for much more than (at most) Amir and bad picks, and more likely deep rotation guys and mediocre, non-Nets picks. I think you all have it right, and that while Bogut is by no means the savior this team needs to contend, if used right, could be the boost to the second unit this squad needs to give the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers fits come spring. If Boston is careful with its offer and tempers expectations, this could be yet another sneaky win for Danny Ainge - especially if we can pry another asset like Seth Curry free in the process. We might know what direction the front office is going as soon as next Wednesday, when summer free agent trade restrictions begin to expire.
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