The Boston Celtics have been involved in multiple NBA trade rumors at this point of the 2016 offseason linking them to various superstar names like DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook.
However, reports before the weekend stated that there has been no progress in these trade talks. Are the Celtics better off targeting other teams’ stars?
One of the teams that could be good trade partners for the Boston are the Denver Nuggets, who are in rebuilding mode and have the stars to give to help the Celtics improve next season. The Nuggets may also be interested in the Celtics’ young assets and future picks.
Cousins, Griffin and Westbrook are all great players that can fit the Celtics’ system. But the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder could be asking Boston for too much for this blockbuster NBA trade rumors to happen.
The Nuggets also have a pair of stars in Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried to offer to Boston. The Celtics can try to acquire one or both by offering some of their young guys and future first round picks and this
There are lots of depth in the Celtics roster and the Nuggets can target the likes of Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, the third overall pick in the recent NBA Draft.
Denver can also demand the Brooklyn first round pick in 2017, which is projected to be a high lottery pick as the Nets are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NBA next season.
Cousins, Griffin and Westbrook remain the top targets for Boston in the NBA trade rumors. However, the Celtics might want to consider one of the teams looking to rebuild soon and the Nuggets are great trade partners if they want to deal for a star.
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