The Boston Celtics are on a bit of roll. Winners of four straight and 11 of their last 15, the Celtics have finally started to figure things out right as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches. As a result, the front office, led by President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens, has some tough decisions to make over the next few days.
On one hand, Stevens could allow the team to play things out as is. They are finally healthy for the first time all season, and they have benefitted from playing a relatively weaker slate of opponents recently. That will continue throughout this month, where six of their 10 games come against teams currently under .500 (that includes Friday’s win over the Detroit Pistons).
On the other hand, Stevens could decide that this team still isn’t as good as it should be, and move some pieces while he has the chance to do so. The team has been playing better as of late, and it has resulted in a couple of players seeing their value increase over the past week or so. So in essence, Stevens could view this as an opportunity to sell high on a couple of players while he can.
Both strategies would work, but the Celtics recent run may present Stevens with some offers he probably wasn’t intending on having over the next couple of days. And as we saw over the offseason, Stevens isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on good deals when they come his way. If the C’s decide to move some of their bigger names at the deadline, let’s take a look at two players who have quietly turned into potential “sell high” candidates.