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Celtics Trade Talks! James Harden in Boston?

As the NBA trade continues to bring some interesting trades, there is still a lot of concern as to what Boston might do.

For starters, Gordon Hayward needed to decide by today if he wants to opt out from the Celtics contract. Honestly, as simple as it may seem for many, I think for Gordon it may take an additional 24-48 hours. Why? Well, simply put, his future really isn’t all that promised if he opts out. Financially, if he decided to stay in Boston it may be rewarding, but we don’t know what the market for him looks like. Especially after the injuries he has sustained while in Boston.

So what should the Celtics prepare to do? What are some moves we could see them doing? Let’s see…

Potential Trades:

With James Harden currently available as he has decided that it is time to move on from the Rockets, I know I am not the only one thinking of a potential three-way trade with some teams in the league.

One that I am not opposed to is the following:

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Boston Receives: SG James Harden, PF/C PJ Tucker

New York Receives: PG Russell Westbrook

Houston Receives: SF Gordon Hayward, SG Jaylen Brown, PF Julius Randle, C Bobby Portis, No 14, 30 overall picks and the Celtics 2022 first round pick (top-five protected).

Reason I don’t mind this trade is because we would be getting a serious SG in James Harden who we know is extremely lethal. However, the Celtics would be getting a decent center in PJ Tucker and we all know how desperately we need that going into 2021-2022 season.

Another trade I think could happen is if Danny Ainge was to trade Hayward for Myles Turner with the Pacers. However, that would include Jrue Holiday and I just don’t see him landing in Boston. Who knows though! I hope I am wrong!

NBA Draft 2021…

I don’t think that Danny Ainge is hoping to just work the draft, even though there are so many pessimistic people around Boston thinking he will.

However, the Draft does offer an opportunity to look for some strong talent and I wouldn’t be opposed to Danny going after Onyeka Onkongwu out of USC.

The dude is a incredibly talented PF/C out of USC and with a very bright future in the NBA. I would strongly keep an eye for the Celtics to make a move for him in all honesty.

In Conclusion…

Honestly, who the heck knows what Danny Ainge is going to do in this trade window. If you can predict exactly what Danny Ainge will do, good for you! In the meantime, I think the Celtics are in a very good spot to build a strong banner-18 oriented team and this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

~Diego Galvis (@Diego_TheDJ on Twitter). 

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