In a big move, he traded Kemba Walker, the 16th overall selection and a 2025 second round pick to Oklahoma City for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second round pick.
Is this an indication that Stevens never wanted to see Horford leave? We may never know for sure, so it would be a mistake to speculate. But what is certain is a Celtics team that lacked depth at center/power forward quickly got bigger.
That doesn’t mean the Celtics are all set at the position. They shouldn’t stop now.
Horford is long in the tooth and might only be in Boston for one more year, if he isn’t moved before the 2021-22 trade deadline. Brown is an intriguing young talent, but may not be a sure thing.
Nothing wrong with adding a prospect to compete with Brown.
Boston still has the 45th overall selection. All three players named below could still be available at that point. If the Celtics need to trade up to select one of these players, the cost shouldn’t be expensive.
If Stevens hasn’t satisfied his appetite for size on the roster, here are three that would look good in Green.