As the trade deadline passed, a large number of Celtics fans were left deflated by the lack of significant change. Three weeks later, the dust has settled but Boston are still left with some viable options that could bolster the roster.
It was reported last week that Israeli forward Omri Casspi is being pursued by several NBA teams, after breaking his thumb during his only game for the New Orleans Pelicans and being released:
Casspi suffered a bad-luck thumb injury in his New Orleans debut but sources say he is ahead of schedule and has multiple teams in pursuit.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 10 March 2017
Casspi is a playmaking forward who has shot 36% from the arc since being drafted in 2009. He has also averaged 8.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game. This year, he will earn a base salary of $2,963,814, rendering him a low-risk option for whoever picks him up.
Boston currently sit in second place of the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-25, but if Danny Ainge feels that an available player can trigger any sort of improvement without the team giving up valuable assets, it would be naïve to rule out a last minute move to sign the 28-year-old.
Also, if it's a guy that looks after his teammates and improves chemistry that the organization is after, look no further:
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