3 Celtics Who Won't Survive the 2024 Trade Deadline

The Boston Celtics may look at making some minor tweaks to upgrade their potential Championship Roster.

Dec 8, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Boston Celtics center Luke Kornet (40) looks on during the
Dec 8, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Luke Kornet (40) looks on during the / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Sam Hauser

Forward Sam Hauser is a role player in the frontcourt for the Celtics. Hauser plays both the three or the four spot and looks to find space on the perimeter as a catch-and-shoot threat. The Virginia product struggles to create his shot and lacks quickness on both ends of the floor.

The Celtics are lacking a spark off the bench behind Tatum and Brown. Hauser is averaging 8.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and shoots 41% from beyond the arc. That is a very nice shooting percentage as a 3-point sniper but the potential addition of a playmaker who has the ability to create his shot could be critical.

Being able to get a bucket on your own is so important. As we get closer to the postseason, the defense around the league only gets tougher.

3. Svi Mykhailiuk

Guard Svi Mykhailiuk joined Boston in the offseason on a one-year, $2.3 million deal, coming over from the Charlotte Hornets. Mykhailiuk has made his impact in the league as a shooter but lacks any impact on defense.

Last season, the Kansas product averaged a career-high 10.6 points and shot 40% from downtown in 22 minutes of action. Fast forward to this season, and it seems that Mykhailiuk never got a spot in the rotation.

He's only averaging 2.6 points in just 7 minutes per game. The Celtics don't have many talented scorers from the shooting guard position on the second unit. Looking to move off of Mykhailiuk and add another bucket in the backcourt could do wonders for Boston's bench.

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