The Boston Celtics are once again title contenders and while they have not been to the NBA Finals since 2010, they definitely have the star-power to win the Eastern Conference. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker are all All-Star talents and three fantastic players, but is this enough for Boston to finally break through and make the NBA Finals?
Right now, the Celtics are 14-14 and have really struggled over the last few weeks in finding production from other guys outside of their star players. The Celtics are 2-5 in their last seven games and unless they add some big time talent at the NBA trade deadline, they could be set up for most postseason failures. This will be something to in NBA trade rumors as the time comes.
Marcus Smart being out with a calf strain has definitely not helped the cause for the Celtics, but even with him, this team still struggles to find production outside of their starting rotation. Boston’s bench is one of the worst in the league in terms of offensive production and Nobody on this team outside of Brown, Tatum, Walker and Smart are averaging double-digit scoring.
This team could really use another high-level weapon to utilize in their frontcourt, which is why LaMarcus Aldridge is a veteran player the Celtics could pursue to make a legit championship push.
LaMarcus Aldridge has consistently been one of the best low-post/mid-range threats in the NBA year-in and year-out and given that he can still contribute at a high level, GM Danny Aigne and the Celtics front-office could explore some opportunities to acquire the 35-year old-forward.
Let’s take a look at what the Boston Celtics would have to give up to the San Antonio Spurs in order to acquire LaMarcus Aldridge.