The Boston Celtics are a top team in the league this season. In fact, Boston is a team that many believe is built to win a championship just one year after losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors last summer.
The team that went all the way to the Finals remained intact during the offseason, as Boston cleaned up the backend of their roster with one simple trade that brought in Malcolm Brogdon, which is huge upgrade from last year.
Boston also added veteran sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari through free agency over the summer. However, it’s uncertain if he’ll ever play for Boston as he’s recovering from ACL surgery after tearing it in a FIBA World Cup Qualifier for Italy.
It’s worth mention that Rob Williams is back in action for the Celtics, still in a limited capacity, but as a core element to the team it’s great to have him back out there. There are going to be some growing pains with integrating him back to the team, but the Celtics are in a good position to be doing so right now.
So with Brogdon now here and Rob returning back to his normal self, what else is this team going to need? With the NBA trading deadline approaching, team President Brad Stevens is doing his research and due diligence for what he believes his team will need.
Remember: Brad doesn’t make a move just to make a move. It needs to make sense on every level of it.
This is an interesting quote from Stevens, but not uncharacteristic. Could he be referring to Payton Pritchard? Or even Grant Williams if he believes the return would be greater now than the future of Grant in Boston?
There’s many decisions to be made in regards to this team. Decisions that are going to impact the futures of many players and the franchise itself when you consider needing to pay some players big dollars in the near future.
We’ll have to wait and find out what Stevens has up his sleeve by the deadline.
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