Fans of the Boston Celtics hoping for a major move at the deadline — or, in fact, even a minor one — may be disappointed according to recent intel from HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto. After a summer of blockbuster moves to land star big man Kristaps Porzingis and veteran point guard Jrue Holiday, rival execs are not expecting much of anything from the Celtics on the trade front.
“With a roster spot open, most executives believe the Boston Celtics will stand pat and wait until the buyout market to add another veteran for a championship run,” writes Scotto.
“It’s worth noting Boston expressed interest in several veterans, including re-signing Blake Griffin and free agent forward TJ Warren last offseason.”
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) November 29, 2023
There was speculation that Griffin might join the ball club late in the 2023-24 season ahead of the start of Boston’s current campaign, and the Celtics could be waiting for the Oklahoma native to return to the fold, which would indeed provide an elegant solution to the Celtics’ current dearth of frontcourt depth.
But a minor move could still be on tap after Boston’s depth signings having failed to make much of a mark this far into the season.
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