To this point in the season, the Boston Celtics have definitely underachieved and have failed to live up to the championship expectations that were placed on them at the beginning of the season. Over the last four seasons, the Celtics have made the Eastern Conference Finals three times, but have failed to reach the NBA Finals in any of these attempts.
All-Star caliber talents like Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier and Kyrie Irving have all come and gone from Boston over the years and they all share the same result — no championship!
Boston was expected to be in the running to make a big move at the NBA trade deadline, but they failed to do so, only adding veteran wing Evan Fournier and some other role players for their bench. Fournier is not the guy that is going to take this team over-the-top in terms of championship contention, but he is a really solid player to add for production.
Ultimately, this team is dependent on Kemba, Brown and Tatum to carry them as far as possible, which is not that great of a formula for success. All three guys are fantastic players, but this team is likely going to share a similar result to previous years and potentially fail to make the Eastern Conference Finals.
Some big moves could be made in the offseason for the Celtics, one of which could result in them looking to trade Marcus Smart. He does hold a fair amount of value on the trade market and with him entering the final year of his contract in the offseason, it could make sense for Boston to look to get another high-level player in a trade involving Smart.
With that said, let’s take a look at three intriguing trade scenarios the Boston Celtics could consider making in the offseason that involve them trading away their two-way stud in Marcus Smart.