3 trades the Boston Celtics could make this season

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The Boston Celtics have the best record in the NBA, but they could get even better for 2018 and beyond if they make one of these moves.

As the best team in the Eastern Conference and the NBA as a whole, you would think the Boston Celtics would stand pat this season as far as trades go. If they want to take the next step though and really compete with the Warriors for an NBA title, they should make a big move.

Boston is winning without Gordon Hayward on the court, led by Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and a cast of young stars.

The key to making the right move will be to hold on to all of the young talents that they can. Ideally, the Celtics would want Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to be untouchable. That may not be possible if they’re looking to bring in another superstar unless they are willing to dish out a ton of draft picks. Honestly, I don’t think the Celtics care about picks anymore. They want to win right now, and they should deal any and all draft picks they have to get it done.

Here are 3 moves that Boston could make to acquire a star, will still keeping a grip on their young, talented core.