3 Realistic Trade Targets the Celtics Must Consider When NBA Trade Season Opens

Alex Caruso is reportedly available from the Chicago Bulls
Alex Caruso is reportedly available from the Chicago Bulls / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jevon Carter, Chicago Bulls

Should the asking price for Caruso prove too high, Carter is a solid consolation prize. He's a stout defender but limited offensively, making a pairing with a team full of scorers like Boston a logical destination.

The Bulls have a crowded backcourt and it'd behoove them to move on from at least one of Carter or Caruso, giving the Celtics an opportunity here.

I've been a fan of Carter's since his days at West Virginia. He'd be the perfect understudy to Jrue Holiday as a gritty, fierce competitor that can make opposing point guards' lives miserable.

He's just under 40% from beyond the arc for his career and averaged nearly a steal per game with the Bucks last year. The Celtics don't need to make a big splash, just a couple of quality rotational pieces will do just fine.

Carter is in the first year of a three-year, $19.5 million deal, which is a fine salary for a quality guard. Boston could use a backup point guard to cover Payton Pritchard on defense and this value makes sense.