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

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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.”

“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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