NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics’ Coach Brad Stevens Looking At Last Minute Trade Options
Boston Celtics have an overly packed roster and will have to shed some weight in that department soon. The Celtics are looking to find other ways of getting the most out of their roster, but they may also trade players. The Celtics have to trim their roster to only fifteen before the NBA Season begins. This would obviously mean that the Celtics will have to get rid of one guaranteed contract this preseason and people are beginning to whisper that it will be Perry Jones.
Perry Jones has shown every sign of getting the waiver. He isn’t at his best on the court and he received a DNP-CD two games ago, he has clocked just under six minutes in the last game. He has himself admitted on occasion that he isn’t feeling his best on the court.
In addition, the Celtics have two or three good players to play the power forward position – Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko, and Jared Sullinger could easily cover for Perry Jones’s absence on the team.
Coach Brad Stevens will obviously want to trade Perry Jones only if the trade is lucrative in terms of adding depth to his team. They will likely investigate the market first. A guaranteed contract like Perry Jones’s contract is a good commodity and shouldn’t be traded without giving it due consideration.
The Celtics will play their season opener soon, but if all players in the team are ready for a proper game, the Celtics will play their last few preseason contests like they were playing NBA games. This seems to be imminent now, given that David Lee who had strep throat, Jae Crowder who had thumb sprain, and Isaiah Thomas who claimed to have injured his left shin, are all healthy again and have decided to join practice.
The coach says that even though he hasn’t seen his opponents play, he can guarantee a good show because he knows his own team and he is confident that the Boston Celtics are ready to take on NBA.
Masslive reported the news first.
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