The Boston Celtics did not do much to improve their frontcourt in the NBA offseason. They signed Tristan Thompson in free agency but that was their lone move to improve the position. They were expected to do much else but at the moment, nothing has come to fruition.
The New York Knicks could come in to play with a potential trade. In New York, RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson have been labeled the “can’t touch” players of the future. That might change with recent developments this season. Julius Randle has taken over the Knicks and is playing at a level like we have never seen.
The Knicks are off to a good start this season and it’s because of Randle showing up every night and contributing a double-double. The 26-year-old could look to sign an extension in New York and if that happens, Robinson could be on the move.
If Robinson is on the trading block, Boston is a team that should take a long look. The former second-rounder is an extremely young option in the frontcourt with great athleticism and a high ceiling moving forward. He is an exceptional athlete that would pair well with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as a pick-and-roll option on the perimeter.
Boston wants to win now, and they do, this is a trade that could point them in the right direction. Let’s take a look at what it might take to get a deal such as this one done.