Report: Celtics eyeing Kelly Olynyk as possible trade target
The Boston Celtics may be the best team in the league, but that doesn’t mean the club isn’t looking for improvements ahead of the upcoming NBA trade deadline. One recent report suggested Boston may be eyeing a reunion with. familiar name.
According to Steve Bulpett of Heavy, the Celtics are considering making a move to bring big man Kelly Olynyk back to the Hub. Boston selected Olynyk with the No. 13 pick in the 2013 draft, and the Canada native spent his first four years as a pro in Celtic green.
Olynyk now plays for the Utah Jazz. And although the Celtics are joined by the Miami Heat in pursuing a potential deal, Bulpett reported his sources aren’t convinced any deal gets done.
“Olynyk is a guy they have interest in, but I doubt if that will happen,” a source told Heavy. “Both teams that have had Olynyk have interest in getting him back, but I don’t think that that’ll happen, just like I don’t think (a move for San Antonio’s Jakob) Poeltl will happen, either.”
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, February 9.
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