Over the years, the Boston Celtics have always been looked at as a true NBA championship contender in the Eastern Conference, but they have not been able to break through with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, even though they have had some great teams and some great opportunities to do so.
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.
This year, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum should be All-Stars and with Kemba Walker finally back and looking like he is 100%, the Celtics definitely have a shot to contend with some of the best teams in the East, but do they have enough firepower to beat these teams in a seven-game series?
The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks all have deeper rosters than the Boston Celtics, which could ultimately lead to the Celtics downfall this year. They are going to have to add more depth to their roster and more overall talent if they are to actually have a fighting chance to make the NBA Finals, which is why the Clippers are a team they could strike a deal with.
Boston loves Marcus Smart and the energy he brings to this team, but they could ultimately look to trade him in order to bring in two key bench players. The two biggest problems Boston has had roster wise over the years is that they have not had a reliable bench and this year is no different.
Could the Celtics look to trade Marcus Smart to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for two key role players to aid them in their championship pursuit? Let’s take a look at what this trade could possibly look like.