After being rumored to make a big move at the trade deadline, the Boston Celtics ended up holding onto most of their assets and instead added veteran wing Evan Fournier for some much needed scoring depth in their second-unit. Fournier has been decent since joining Boston, but this move will likely not be enough to lift the Celtics to the NBA Finals.
The Celtics are set to come up short of their ultimate goal of winning a championship once again, which is why this offseason could result in them making plenty of big moves. One of which could involve them pursuing veteran wing Harrison Barnes.
Barnes ended up being a huge trade target for the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline this year and Boston had reached out to the Kings numerous times about potentially trading him, but ultimately, trade talks settled down and nothing ever came of their discussions around Barnes.
As a result, this offseason could result in the Celtics getting a deal done for Harrison Barnes, especially since he will be taking up a lot of cap space for the Kings and still has two years left on his deal after this season. This will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors as the offseason approaches.
While the Celtics also have a cap space problem, adding Barnes to their core of Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart could finally give the Celtics what they need to have their best chance to not only win the Eastern Conference, but potentially make it back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
Now, let’s take a look at an offseason trade scenario that would finally send Harrison Barnes to the Boston Celtics at long last.