In the 85th Episode of The Rafters Podcast, the guys sit down with their ideas to improve this team. Let’s Make a Trade! The deadline is rapidly approaching. Boston despite a lack of cap flexibility, has a handful of assets that would benefit other suitors. So, we implore the Celtics to make a trade!
Justin and Liam with no prior knowledge of each others trade scenarios sit down to compare ideas on how to fix this team. At the time of recording, Boston sits at 21-21 landing them 10th in the conference. An underachieving mark for a team with two All-Star caliber wings and young developing players. The trades proposed range from small moves to keep them competitive this season to blockbuster trades that could turn the direction of the franchise towards being a contender for years to come. Can Brad Stevens do what Ainge failed to many times by pulling trigger on a big name? Will another season go by with no marquee moves leaving fans to look towards an uncertain future? The two fellas hope the ladder doesn’t happen and this team can springboard to the top. Boston has a lot of holes to be filled when it comes to a pace & space Point Guard, a bench spark plug, and a dominating big man. Any of these could lift this team from their prison in the .500 limbo of the NBA.
Names in our trade discussions revolve around the same cast of characters in green and white. Newly acquired Dennis Schroder seems to be a clear moving piece sitting on a cheap one-year deal, his proven ability could help just about any contending team needing back court help. Other desirable assets take form in young guys Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, and Aaron Nesmith. Who stays and who goes?