This Celtics-Spurs trade features DeMar DeRozan to Boston

San Antonio Spurs, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Rumors
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DeMar DeRozan has been one of the top names on the trading block since the offseason. He is still with the San Antonio Spurs but that could change come the trade deadline. There are many reasons why San Antonio could look to deal DeRozan and the Boston Celtics seem like a fit.

DeRozan opted into his contract this season that will pay him $27.7 million. He currently leads the 12-10 Spurs with 20.1 points per contest. This is a hefty price tag for one season.

San Antonio has veteran players like DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge who they will not be re-signing in the offseason. This is where a trade could come into play. All signs point to DeRozan being sent away and the Celtics are a potential destination.

Boston has been linked to players all over the floor. They could use some more help along the three-point line while also being thin in the frontcourt. Despite their imperfections, the Celtics currently sit at 12-9, which is good enough to be near the top of the Eastern Conference.

Boston could be looking to add a third star to team up with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. When looking at DeMar DeRozan, the Celtics know they will not have to give up too much because of the current situation.

This would be a big move for the Celtics to make as we approach the NBA trade deadline. Here is what it might take to land DeMar DeRozan in Boston.