Report: Celtics Interested In Trading For Otto Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV

Otto Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Boston Celtics, NBA trade rumors
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According to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics are interested in trading for Otto Porter Jr. and Lonnie Walker IV.

Porter Jr. plays for the Toronto Raptors, while Walker IV plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

“Elsewhere atop the Eastern Conference, Boston has been weighing various options who could deepen the Celtics’ bench, according to league sources,” Fischer wrote in his NBA article. “Boston will likely be limited to adding pieces through its $6.25 million traded-player exception with which the Celtics could bring on a veteran target such as Otto Porter Jr., sources said. Another name on Boston’s radar: Nets guard Lonnie Walker, who’s generated a wealth of interest from playoff teams while playing well on a minimum contract, sources said.”

The Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 38-12. They are fifth in the league in points per game and fifth in points per game allowed.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Otto Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Boston Celtics Updates

Porter Jr. has appeared in only 15 games this season. He’s averaging 2.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists while shooting 42.4% from the field, 34.8% from beyond the arc and 100.0% from the free-throw line. The 30-year-old NBA champion is making $6.3 million in the final year of his contract.

Meanwhile, Walker IV is averaging 12.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 47.6% from the floor, 43.6% from 3 and 76.7% from the foul line. He’s making $2.3 million. Walker IV becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Celtics made a massive trade in October, acquiring Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers for Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams. According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Boston is interested in trading for Kelly Olynyk, Delon Wright and Andre Drummond.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Otto Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Boston Celtics Updates

The NBA trade deadline is tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if the Celtics make a move.

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