Although the beginning of this season has been a difficult season for the Boston Celtics, they are entering the All-Star Game with some positive momentum. The Boston team has won four consecutive victories, and their record this season reached 19-17.
Kemba Walker began to find his own state, which helped relieve the pressure on Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Although this is a good development, if they want to truly become a competitor in the Eastern Conference again, the team can upgrade around this core.
Boston is happy to acquire players such as Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic. He will solve many of their problems in the frontcourt and give the team another true All-Star player to perfect their core. They can also try to trade with another All-Star Chicago Bulls Zach LaVine.
However, competitor executives do not want this to happen. Instead, they hope the Celtics will take smaller steps to help improve their lineup. TrueHoop̵
“For the Celtics, a big insider big Nemanja Bjelica like Sacramento might be more appropriate,” TrueHoop’s Tom Haberstroh wrote. “The 6-foot-10 Serbian is perfect for being a dynamic big man who can shoot and move the ball. Is he Nikola Vucevic? No, but he costs a lot less. Competitor’s Executives don’t expect Danny Ainge, the president of Boston’s basketball operations, to make a big splash before the deadline. An Eastern Conference general manager said: “That’s not Danny’s style. “The wise bet is that as Kemba Walker is about to take shape, Boston will take a small step forward.”
Haberstroh’s assessment of Ainge is correct. The general manager of the Celtics has accused the team of disadvantages this season and said that Boston has been closed in certain trades. When making large deals, the ending seems to always end, because when star players can get a deal through a deal, Boston is always on the move, but it has never been able to make a deal.
As long as Walker, Tatum and Brown can succeed on the offensive end, the Celtics can remain competitive in the Eastern Conference. This is a strong trio, but if they really have a chance to beat the Philadelphia 76ers or the Brooklyn Nets into playoff time, they will need some help.