This Celtics-Hawks trade gives Boston an intriguing center option

Atlanta Hawks, Clint Capela, NBA Rumors
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Boston Celtics Receive: Clint Capela

Atlanta Hawks Receive: Daniel Theis, 2021 1st Round Pick

This is a small trade but it would improve both sides in different ways. The Boston Celtics are looking for an improvement in the frontcourt and this is what Clint Capela would do for the frontcourt. In return, the Celtics would not have to give up too much.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks would get a replacement big man with experience in Daniel Theis. He would take over for Capela and team up with Collins down low. Atlanta would also get a first-round pick in return.

In this particular trade scenario, the Celtics would use the $28.5M trade exception they gained from the Gordon Hayward trade. This would help Boston to overcome the substantial disparity in contract size between Capela and Theis.

Let’s take a closer look and see how this deal would benefit both the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics.