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Should the Boston Celtics trade for a shooting big man on the 2023 NBA trade deadline?


Should the Boston Celtics trade for a shooting big man on the 2023 NBA trade deadline? Per Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, that must be Boston’s top priority within the lead-up to the deadline. “A floor-spacing big would give the offense more respiratory room,” writes Buckley.

“Boston has one in Al Horford, however it might wish to fastidiously track his floor time since he’ll turn 37 in June,” adds the B/R analyst, touching on one of the crucial necessary issues the ball club will need to deal with in the event that they wish to have the Florida alumnus fresh for the 2023 postseason.

“The Celtics kind of have one other in Grant Williams, however the 6’6″, 236-pounder doesn’t have a ton of size or athleticism,” opines Buckley.

Astutely noting that Boston likely won’t go hard after any deal given how well they’ve been playing this season, the B/R author suggests that “a solid reserve center with range, just like the Orlando Magic’s Mo Bamba … could change into a nightly regular and maintain that role come playoff time.”

We humbly submit that a player like Mike Muscala, JaMychal Green, or Thomas Bryant might fit such a bill and be a lesser hit on the team’s tax bill than Bamba’s $10.3 million salary this season.

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