It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics need to make some big moves before the market closes. Reached the equator regular season, occupy the tenth position of the Eastern Conference with a balance of 21-21 and a course very far from the desired one.
The organization has already wanted to get out of the way of potential interested franchisees by ensuring that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are not on the market. Thus, everything indicates that players like Dennis Schröder, Aaron Nesmith or Grant Williams would be on the starting ramp.
In this way, little by little names have begun to emerge whose future could be linked to the Massachusetts franchise. If yesterday the middle HoopsHype suggested an interest in recovering Jeff Green, the journalist from Bleacher ReportJake Fischer has shared that the Celtics are also keeping a close eye on Jalen Smith.
The big men of the Phoenix Suns has performed at a high level in recent weeks taking advantage of the absences of Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee. In the four games he started between December 31 and January 6, he averaged 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds.
Until then, the tenth pick of the 2020 draft had enjoyed so few opportunities that the Suns themselves decided not to exercise their team option for the 2022-23 season. That means Smith will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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