Celtics have reportedly ‘expressed interest’ in multiple trade targets, including Kelly Olynyk

Andre Drummond was also mentioned as a player Boston could be interested in.

 

 

 

With the Celtics currently on track to be a top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, it’s no surprise that Boston could attempt to add more depth ahead of the impending trade deadline.

 

The latest report of potential Celtics deals came from HoopsHype reporter Michael Scotto in a recent column covering trade rumors. As the NBA trade deadline is set for Thursday (Feb. 8) at 3 p.m., Boston’s front office could be looking to acquire some more bench help.

 

 

“Boston has expressed interest in a wide range of trade targets, including Kelly Olynyk, Delon Wright, Andre Drummond, and others,” wrote Scotto.

 

Drummond, 30, currently plays for the Bulls. A traditional center, he would add a strong rebounding presence. As Scotto noted, he could be acquired for less than Olynyk and Wright.

 

“Drummond would fit the parameters of Boston’s current compensation package above,” Scotto explained, “while Olynyk and Wright would likely cost more.”

 

Olynyk, 32, played his first four NBA seasons in Boston before leaving in free agency for Miami. Now with Utah, Olynyk could potentially provide value off the bench for a Celtics playoff run.

 

Wright, 31, was selected 20th overall by the Raptors in 2015, and has played for six other teams since then. As a guard, he would add depth to Boston’s back-court.

 

As for what (or who) might be traded to acquire new players, Scotto believes it could be “minimum contract players at the end of the rotation and draft pick compensation.”

 

 

Gideon Canice

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