This Celtics-Rockets trade forms a James Harden, Jayson Tatum superstar duo

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There have been many teams linked to a potential James Harden trade at the beginning of the NBA offseason. With the regular season underway, Harden is still a member of the Houston Rockets but that does not mean that nothing will happen. The Boston Celtics remain an intriguing potential trade suitor for the recent NBA MVP.

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers emerged as the frontrunners early on for Harden but noise surrounding those teams has silenced over recent weeks. Houston began speaking to other teams as potential suitors.

It seemed as though the Rockets would send Harden away once they found a deal for Russell Westbrook. The franchise is heading in a different direction which means Harden should be moved sooner than later.

One surprise team making an inquiry could be the Boston Celtics. They have been in rumors involving other big names such as Kemba Walker and some players downlow. They entered the offseason with a need in the frontcourt and that is still one of their biggest needs a few games into the season.

The Celtics are a team that is expected to compete this NBA season and will need some help at forward or center if they want to come out of the Eastern Conference. Tristian Thompson is now a Celtic and there could be some more help coming. In this trade, they would become stronger on the perimeter.

Any trade involving James Harden will be a big splash but sending him to the Boston Celtics would send shockwaves through both conferences. Here is a potential deal that might just get it done between the Rockets and Celtics.