Over the years, the Boston Celtics have been a team that is always a top of the Eastern Conference and a legit title contender, but have not seemed to figure out what the problem is in terms of reaching the NBA Finals. They have not had a chance to fight for a title since 2010 and numerous superstar players being brought in has not solved the puzzle.
Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford are all big name players that have been a part of the Celtics organization over the years and all share the same fate with Boston — no championship.
The Celtics organization as a whole has a rich history of winning, having over a 59% win percentage in their 75 seasons as an NBA franchise, as well as 17 NBA Championships, tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most all-time. If there is one thing that is a given, it is that GM Danny Ainge and the entire Celtics’ front office is going to do everything they can to make sure that this year is the year they can finally break through and make The Finals.
With Kemba Walker finally back after an offseason knee procedure and Jayson Tatum soon to return after being out due to health and safety protocols relating to COVID-19, this Boston Celtics team is almost at full strength. This team has not been at full strength all year and still, they are 8-5 and right at the top of the Eastern Conference.
With Jaylen Brown looking like an All-Star talent this year and both Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker being proven All-Star talents, this Celtics team has a chance to be special this year, but they may need to add one more player to be able to contend with the likes of the Bucks, Nets, and 76ers in the East.
With that being said, let’s take a look at three intriguing trade targets the Boston Celtics should consider both now and in the future.