Bolster Perimeter Shooting & Scoring
Utah Jazz Receive: F Grant Williams (Sign & Trade), G Payton Pritchard
Boston Celtics Receive: G Jordan Clarkson, F/C Kelly Olynyk
Yes, we know. We’ve got the Boston Celtics acquiring another combo guard here.
Only, Jordan Clarkson would be the most dependable ball-handler on this roster from day one. He’s also developed into a solid playmaker in his latter years. This could work.
Meanwhile, Boston could be in the market for a big as well. Al Horford is aging, and Robert Williams III is frequently injured.
Kelly Olynyk profiles as more of a Horford replacement as he brings similar floor spacing, playmaking, and defense to the table.
NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz & Boston Celtics Updates
With that said, the Celtics could be more keen to replace Williams III. The big man is regularly hurt, and they need a defensive anchor.
Here’s a deal that has them taking care of that problem.