This Blazers-Celtics Trade Is Focused On Robert Covington

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For years, the Boston Celtics have been championship contenders in the Eastern Conference, but they have really struggled to find their groove this NBA season. The Celtics have won 5 of their last 6 games to move to 23-22 on the season, but they really do need to address their depth problem.

Outside of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown this season, production has been hard to come by. Dennis Schroder, Marcus Smart and Al Horford have been key talents for this team and Josh Richardson has had some big games off-the-bench for the Celtics, but Boston is still missing something. 

Having multiple trade exceptions heading into the trade deadline this season, the Celtics front-office is expected to be busy in terms of targeting potential assets.

Dennis Schroder remains a possible player the Celtics could leverage in trade talks this season, but no matter who they decide to give up, they need to make sure they are adding more talent to make a real playoff push. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: These 3 Teams Should Pursue Trade For Blazers’ Robert Covington

Adding another scoring weapon either in the backcourt or on the wing could be highly advantageous to the Celtics, but someone like Robert Covington could offer a ton of upside as well. 

The Portland Trail Blazers are 17-25 this season and with their playoff hopes quickly fading away, they could be highly inclined to begin “selling” at the trade deadline to try and build around CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard moving forward. 

Being in the final year of his contract, Robert Covington is a prime trade asset for the Blazers this season and definitely holds a fair amount of trade value given his two-way player at multiple positions. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: These 3 Teams Should Pursue Trade For Blazers’ Robert Covington

Whether it is on the wing, low-post or even sometimes playing center, Covington can make an impact because of his “3-and-D” style of play. Making $12.9M this season, the Celtics could absorb Robert Covington’s contract using their $17M TPE and not have to worry about moving salaries. 

Could Boston look to target Portland’s veteran forward ahead of the trade deadline? Let’s take a look at what this trade could look like. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.