The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics each are two teams who entered the 2020-21 NBA season with greater aspirations for what they sought to accomplish compared what ended up being achieved. Now, the offseason will serve as an opportunity to make some key changes.
It didn’t take long for the Celtics to already begin the process of making key leadership changes. Danny Ainge decided it was time to call it quits as the President of Basketball Operations and was replaced by former head coach Brad Stevens in the front office. Will Stevens opt to make key roster changes?
Kemba Walker has found himself being mentioned in no shortage of NBA trade rumors since last offseason. Those have only intensified since his knee issues have become problematic for the Celtics. When factoring in how he’s redundant on the perimeter, moving on is important.
On the other end of things, Kristaps Porzingis is another player who has found himself in NBA trade rumors at times, too. He is coming off a brutal playoff series with the LA Clippers where he failed to make an impact against small ball. After another season of injury concerns, his value may be lower now than its ever been, but there’s still reason for intrigue.
With that being said, let’s take a look at a trade scenario that includes both Kristaps Porzingis and Kemba Walker finding fresh starts.