WATCH: Should the Boston Celtics trade for Nikola Vucevic?

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Justin Quinn
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Could the Boston Celtics make a trade with the Orlando Magic center that might boost their postseason ceiling?

While there may be questions regarding the size of his contract, few would suggest that Magic big man Nikola Vucevic wouldn’t be an upgrade for the Celtics’ frontcourt on the offensive end of the court. On a declining contracting starting at $26 million this season and dropping $2 million more per season over the next two, Vucevic is putting up 23.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 assists per game with Orlando this season while hitting 41.4% of his 3-point shots at 6.2 attempts per game.

Boston would have to be all-in to make it work as it would require moving back considerable salary to fit into their hard-capped traded player exception as well as draft assets.

It would also likely put the team back into the tax, making the dreader repeater penalty arrive sooner.

Check out the video embedded above as the hosts of the CLNS podcast “The Garden Report” discuss exactly this proposition.

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