The Boston Celtics are poised to be active in the trade market this year, in an attempt to upgrade an already championship caliber team for another run to the NBA Finals this season.
The way the roster is built right now, the Celtics will need another wing. I know many people believe Boston needs another center behind Al Horford and Rob Williams, but the truth is that Luke Kornet has been more than serviceable this year.
A player that could help push the Celtics further this season is PJ Washington, who’s on the final year of his rookie contract and will hit restricted free agency at the end of the season.
Washington makes $5,808,435 million, which fits perfectly with the $5,890,000 million TPE from the Dennis Schroder trade and the Celtics currently have a roster spot available to play with.
He’s averaging 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game this season and is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the arc.
At 6-foot-7, 230 lbs, Washington can be a great piece to help Boston stretch the frontcourt while also relieving Al Horford from an exhausting first half of the season.
He is the type of player the Celtics are interested in adding. A versatile four with stretch five abilities and can get after it on defense, switching 1-5 quite easily, which is an element Boston takes with great pride on the defensive end.
Brad Stevens quietly traded for Derrick White at the trade deadline last year and it turned into a move that propelled the Celtics to the Finals. It’s possible that Stevens has another move up his sleeve and it could be for PJ Washington.
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