The Boston Celtics see the need to get a veteran who could help Al Horford in leading them back to being title contenders. Trade rumors suggest that the Celtics could give up Amir Johnson and Jaylen Brown to get DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings.
In the proposed deal as noted by NBA Trade Rumors, it stated that the Celtics should give up Johnson, Brown, Marcus Smart and first round picks in 2017 and 2018. Many see that Celtics giving up so much to acquire Davis, who recently got a sprained ankle injury. Thus, many suggest that the Celtics should not trade so much to pursue Davis.
The Celtics could give up both Johnson and Brown and still keep Smart and their future picks but they would get Cousins from the Kings. In getting Boogie the Celtics get a solid rim protector and would put Al Horford to the forward position. It will also give Horford the opportunity to stretch the defense out and give Cousins more room inside the paint.
Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder could balance the attack from other spots down the floor. It is a given fact that the Celtics want to invest on young players but if an opportunity presents itself for them as a contender they should grab it.
If the trade gets a positive response from both teams’ front offices, Johnson and Brown would be a good addition to the Kings as well. Both players could help Rudy Gay turn things around for them this season.
Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, Gay, Johnson, and Kosta Koufos could be a possible combination to start. Brown could be an option for Kings coach David Joerger to come off the bench.
The trade could help both teams gauge their strength and could get other pieces until the February trade deadline. It is a possible option if both the Celtics and the Kings would want to change their fates. But it is still up to their big bosses to make the right decision since the league is just weeks away from formally opening.
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