New projection sees the Boston Celtics trade for Dorian Finney-Smith
It might be a bit too soon for some to start thinking about offseason trades to help reshape the Boston Celtics’ roster for the 2023-24 NBA season, but that rarely stops analysts of the league from trying to prognosticate the moves all 30 ball clubs in the association will make, the Celtics included.
And in a recent article detailing each team in the league’s “dream offseason trade target,” Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley envisions adding a second Florida alum to the team’s roster in Dorian Finney-Smith. “Move past Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and the Shamrocks have next-to-nothing at the wing spots
Buckley writes that Finney Smith “could be available given the Brooklyn Nets’ wing depth and need for assets, (and) can shift about anywhere defensively while typically providing a reliable 3-ball at the other end.”
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“His outside shot went cold this season (33.7%),” observes the B/R analyst, “but considering that hadn’t been an issue the previous three campaigns (38.9%), Boston might be smart to buy his bounce-back potential.”
Set to make just under $14 million next season, such a deal would have to include a similar range of salary working within the confines of the league’s new CBA, but as far as the fit goes, we think the gamble on his 3-point shot worth taking if the ask is not too high.
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