NBA Trade Speculation: Star Trades to Put Boston Celtics over the Top

February 1st, 2016 by Vytis Lasaitis Leave a reply »

Despite lacking superstar talent, the Boston Celtics are an NBA enigma. What was initially a rebuilding project is starting to appear as an intriguing concoction just one or two ingredients short of a powerhouse.

At 27-22, the Celtics are fighting for home-court advantage in the playoffs and outscoring the opposition by 3.9 points per 100 possessions—the third-best net rating in the Eastern Conference and the seventh-highest leaguewide figure, per To accomplish that with a young roster and just one All-Star in Isaiah Thomas is a sign of maturity and extraordinary coaching.

Boston could ride the season out and remain patient, but general manager Danny Ainge will undoubtedly leap at any opportunity to bring in a legitimate superstar.

He's done it before.

The Celtics improved from the worst in the East to the best in just one season with the additions of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in 2007-08, completing the impressive turnaround with a championship. This Boston team is completely different. It's already a defensive juggernaut that may be ready to take over with a healthy infusion of scori ...

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