The 2014 NBA All-Star game has come and gone and it’s time for NBA teams to regroup for the final stretch of the regular season. The trade deadline is approaching this upcoming Thursday and teams now have to look at their roster and see whether they are looking to gain talent for a championship run or unload contracts to other teams. For the Boston Celtics, the team is obviously not in contention for a championship this season after trading away their two franchise players in the offseason, so don’t expect them to be trying to trade for any players that are talented to help them for a run this deadline. Instead, the Celtics will probably be looking to get rid of lengthy contracts and try to get players that are about to become free agents and try to clear as much salary cap as possible.
Aside from building block veterans Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, and rising stars Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, anyone on the Celtic’s roster is vulnerable to be traded by this upcoming Thursday. The 3 players that are most likely to be moved because of large contracts, that aren’t allowing the Celtic’s organization to have money to spend on star free agents, are Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace, and Jeff Green. Should the Celtics find a way to trade those 3 players then it gives them relief to re-sign pending free agent Avery Bradley, as well as look into a possible contract extension for team captain Rajon Rondo.
It will be interesting to see how the Celtics will get these trades done this week and which players are traded. Either way, the organization is looking towards the offseason.