Report: Celtics have ‘been linked to Powell discussions as the deadline draws closer’

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Justin Quinn
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The Boston Celtics may be casting a wide net ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline, with Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer sharing that the Celtics are among the teams looking into a potential trade for the Toronto Raptors‘ Norman Powell.

Boston evidently joins the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks in asking after the Raptors shooting guard, who is expected to opt out of the final year of his current, $10.8 million deal to test free agency this offseason. Powell is having something of a career year with Toronto despite the team’s recent woes, scoring 19.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season while shooting 44.4% from deep.

Per Fischer, there is a strong consensus the UCLA product will be moved before the deadline in at least some circles.

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It would seem likely that the Raptors would have a high asking price in mind for such a player regardless, but at least at present there doesn’t seem to be much information out there what Toronto would be after if it did deal Powell.

Add the California native to a growing list of potential 2021 Celtics trade targets until we get some fire to this proverbial smoke.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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