The Boston Celtics have many things they need to consider this summer. In order to get back to the NBA Finals, they are going to have to make some tough choices and bring in a few more pieces.
But they still have to decide on what they will do with certain rotation players. Will Grant Williams stick around? Could we see the Celtics trade reigning Sixth Man of the Year award winner Malcolm Brogdon?
Not only that, but now there’s rumors that Bradley Beal could finally be traded this off-season.
Now, we’ve heard the rumors of Bradley Beal and the Celtics in the past. But right now in the present, it’s not a good idea to pursue a Beal trade if you’re the Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics having their focus on Jaylen Brown instead of Bradley Beal
Instead of wasting the time and energy on Bradley Beal, the Celtics should be putting their focus on Jaylen Brown.
Brown is eligible for a supermax deal of up to $295 million. For those that are saying the Celtics can’t win with Brown and Tatum together, you’re sadly mistaken. It’s not a question of IF they will win, but it’s WHEN they’ll win.
You need Jaylen Brown in order to help you win an NBA title. The title window is still pretty open for this Celtics team. Secure J.B. for the long-term and show everyone you want to win for a very long time.
Boston Celtics having to give up a haul for Bradley Beal
If the Celtics really wanted to get Bradley Beal in Boston, they would have to give up a lot to get him. Understandably so of course!
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If you aren’t going to give up Tatum or Brown, which again is understandable, then you’d have to move one of the other guards. So that means Marcus Smart, Derrick White, or Malcolm Brogdon would be on the move.
With the new CBA coming in, it’s easy to move one of these contracts. But the question is: which one are you going to move? My gut tells me it would be Smart or Brogdon.
But then there might be other pieces involved in a deal too. Payton Pritchard is another name that could go in a trade, along with a big like Grant Williams or even Robert Williams if we wanted to get bold.
Whatever the cost would be, it would be incredibly steep. So would it be worth it in the end?
The bottom line with the Boston Celtics and Bradley Beal
Could the Celtics trade for Bradley Beal AND extend Jaylen Brown? They certainly could. SHOULD they both? They certainly shouldn’t!
The Celtics have a good enough team right now to compete for an NBA title. Make some small tweaks here and there to the roster and you can be right back in the Finals.
As long as Bradley Beal doesn’t go to Milwaukee or Miami, then good luck to him wherever he may land!