Report: Celtics Interested In Trading For Kelly Olynyk, Delon Wright, Andre Drummond

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According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Boston Celtics are interested in trading for Kelly Olynyk, Delon Wright and Andre Drummond.

Olynyk plays for the Utah Jazz, Wright plays for the Washington Wizards and Drummond plays for the Chicago Bulls.

“The Celtics are looking to package some of their minimum contract players at the end of the rotation and draft pick compensation to bolster their bench heading into the playoffs, league sources told HoopsHype,” Scotto reported in his NBA article. “Boston has expressed interest in a wide range of trade targets, including Kelly Olynyk, Delon Wright, Andre Drummond, and others, league sources told HoopsHype.”

The Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 38-12. They don’t have to make a trade since the current roster is so talented. However, it appears Brad Stevens wants to do something.

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Olynyk, who began his career with the Celtics, is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks this season while shooting 56.0% from the field, 42.9% from beyond the arc and 83.9% from the free-throw line for the Jazz. He’s making $12.2 million in the final year of his deal.

For the Wizards, Wright is averaging 4.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocks while shooting 38.6% from the floor, 37.1% from 3 and 81.5% from the foul line. He’s making $8.2 million in the final year of his deal.

Finally, Drummond is averaging 7.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocks with the Bulls while shooting 55.3% from the field and 55.8% from the free-throw line. He’s making $3.4 million in the final year of his contract.

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The Celtics made a blockbuster trade in October, acquiring Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers for Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams. It will be interesting to see if Stevens makes a move before the NBA trade deadline, which is on February 8.

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