NBA Rumors: Nets shopping Brook Lopez? Celtics could use Brooklyn’s picks to acquire big man

NBA Rumors: Nets shopping Brook Lopez? Celtics could use Brooklyn’s picks to acquire big man

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Brooklyn Nets, who are reportedly including center Brook Lopez on the trading block. Will the Boston Celtics be interested?

The Brooklyn Nets suffered a disappointing season after finishing in the 14th spot in the Eastern Conference. With this, the Nets decided to undergo a rebuilding process this off-season. In the NBA draft night, they traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th overall pick (Caris Levert) and a future second-round pick.

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In free agency, Jeremy Lin reunited with coach Kenny Atkinson in Brooklyn. Also, the Nets signed Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe to huge deals. However, both were restricted free agents and the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers got them back by matching the Nets’ offer sheet.

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Despite some improvements on their roster, the Nets are still predicted to suffer another disappointing season. Michael Pina of RealGM suggested that the Nets should trade center Brook Lopez. The 28-year-old big man will definitely have a high value in the market and could possibly speed up the rebuilding process for the Nets.

Though most of the NBA teams have their own legitimate center, Brook Lopez could catch the interest of teams who have the ability to contend for the NBA championship title next season.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are one of the NBA teams who dreamt of building a title contender team next season. The Celtics succeeded to acquire Al Horford but failed to get their main target, Kevin Durant.

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However, general manager Danny Ainge said that they are still not done yet in upgrading their roster. The Celtics have been involved in various trade rumors this off-season. Despite having Horford, they were reportedly interested in acquiring big men like DeMarcus Cousins, Jahlil Okafor, and Nerlens Noel.

This means that the Celtics could be a possible trade destination for Brook Lopez. The Boston Celtics currently have plenty of trade assets that can speed up the rebuilding process of the Nets. Lopez will undeniably give a boost on the Celtics roster.

Having a center who can average 20 points per game, the Boston Celtics have the chance to contend for the NBA championship title next season.

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  • LinFan17

    It is not quite smart to trade Brook Lopez. The rebuild will take at least 2 to 4 years anyway. Keeping Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin can help to attract more solid players to Nets.


      A team will never be attractive to superstars if it cannot even enter the playoffs. Trading Brook Lopez will speed up the rebuilding process. But it will depend on who the Celtics will send..

      • LinFan17

        This is why the rebuild takes time. Give a chance for Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin to make the playoffs in the next season is the first step out.

        • IamLAKERSFAN

          Yeah man. Let’s see what happens 🙂

      • Chris Rollins

        is it smart to send a player of that caliber to your own division?

        • IamLAKERSFAN

          If the Celtics will give back the Brooklyn’s picks then why not.. there are bunch of potential superstars in next year’s draft

  • Tuan Nguyen

    One statement “if they trade Lopez, time to close down the shop even Jeremy Lin is there”. Celtics will not give any of their superstar to the Nets. No way in hell they will do that. The Nets can sell the ticket if and only if Lopez and Lin are there. Stupid Net management what are they thinking. If this rumor keeps happening, it will be true.