The Boston Celtics are 14-14 on the year and currently sit 10th in the Eastern Conference.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been strong throughout the season from an individual standpoint, but it has not translated into wins for the Celtics.
In fact, it has even led to some infighting between star players and role players.
As a result, the team has been linked to a lot of trade chatter. There has been talk of everything from minor tweaks to blowing up the entire roster.
This week, a bit of clarification regarding Boston’s plans emerged.
According to Matt Moore of the Action Network, the Celtics aren’t trying to get rid of its stars. Rather, they’re simply trying to add more.
“There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the Celtics and whether it is ‘working,’ leading to the idea that Jaylen Brown could be moved,” Moore wrote. “Instead, two sources indicated that in recent talks the Celtics are focused on trying to add a third star to play with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.”
Recent history seems to point to this being the likelier course of action for Boston.
“If you’re trading Brown, you’re still probably trading low on him, that’s the wild part,” one executive told Moore. “That front office doesn’t have a history of trading assets early.”
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It has been one issue after another for the Celtics this year. Clearly something needs to change. Whether that’s the addition of a new star or removal of an existing one is unclear.
There is still plenty of time for Boston to turn this ship around. But if that doesn’t happen, heads will likely roll in the offseason.
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