The Boston Celtics are one of the teams in the Eastern Conference that could use a shake up in the second half of the year. They could do so by targeting a player as we approach the NBA trade deadline. If Boston does anything, they could certainly afford to improve their front court.
This was a massive need for the Celtics entering the offseason but they did not make any move other than signing Tristan Thompson. The duo of Thompson and Daniel Theis has been extremely mediocre to this point of the season.
The Celtics lack depth all over the floor and could look to add another big name player. There are plenty available that they could team up with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. When looking at big men, there is one name that sticks out.
The San Antonio Spurs have veteran players that were featured in NBA trade rumors since the offseason. DeMar DeRozan has led those rumors but LaMarcus Aldridge could ultimately be the one on the move.
Aldridge is in the midst of another strong season from the midrange and rebounding the ball. This is exactly what the Celtics could use if they want to compete with the other strong bigs in the Eastern Conference.
LaMarcus Aldridge would bring the experience in leadership needed for a team to make another deep run in the playoffs. Let’s take a look at what it might take to land him in Boston at the deadline.