Could the Boston Celtics find the bigger forward that Celtics team president Brad Stevens is looking for in Houston Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate? One NBA analyst recently floated a trade idea to get the Rockets swingman to Boston that may be a bit too steep for the Celtics to pull the trigger.
The swap, put together by Pounding the Rock’s Bill Huan, would send forwards Oshae Brissett, Svi Mykhailiuk, and Sam Hauser plus a pair of second round picks to Houston for Tate. The inclusion of Hauser, one of the league’s better 3-and-D forwards (and on a great contract, to boot) likely makes this offer dead on arrival given Boston is trying to add to their depth while keeping their spacing pristine.
A move to swap Hauser in a deal for Tate would do the opposite of both.
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) January 23, 2024
But if additional draft compensation or perhaps adding Lamar Stevens’ contract could prove attractive to the Rockets depending on if they wanted draft assets to sweeten future trades or a defensive stalwart to add to their surprisingly good defensive rotation.
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