NBA market closing analysis: What should the Celtics do?

The 2021/22 season of boston celtics in the NBA it is being much worse than initially expected. In Ime Udoka's first year as head coach

The 2021/22 season of in the NBA it is being much worse than initially expected. In Ime Udoka’s first year as head coach, the franchise is in 9th position in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-24, and without having left a good collective feeling in any part of the course.

With and Jaylen Brown as team stars, the Celtics have made it abundantly clear that they will not trade either player for nothing. So what should Boston do in the market before the end of ‘Deadline Day’ to improve the team and the near-term future?

All eyes point to three names: , III and Al Horford. After the ‘Jays’, they are the three players with the most commercial value within the squad. The latest NBA Rumors also point to a strong interest from the Dallas Mavericks in the first of them. He himself, in his latest statements, has assured that he has already said goodbye to all his teammates just in case.

It is clear that Boston must make at least one more movement (after that of Juancho Hernangómez with which they released the luxury tax). Smart has been a tremendous player for the Massachusetts franchise, but the Celtics need shooters, players who can score regularly from the perimeter.

The help of the ‘Trade Exceptions’

Luckily for the Boston Celtics, the franchise has a support to face the end of the transfer market and that would allow it to achieve the incorporation of great players: the ‘Trade Exceptions’. They currently have a total of three for the following values: 17.1 million dollars, 9.7 million dollars and 6.9 million dollars.