New reporting from the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach sheds some light on recent offseason rumbles regarding the Boston Celtics making the rounds in NBA media in recent days. Per Himmelsbach, “the Celtics have been exploring trades that would reduce some of the congestion in their talented backcourt and bolster their depth at the wing or big positions.”
They will not, however, be dealing All-NBA forward Jaylen Brown according to the Globe reporter as their designs on contention require the retention of top talent, meaning Brown “remains an essential part of that picture.” Per Himmelsbach, “financial obligations will not guide the roster decisions” as Boston makes decisions about their roster this offseason.
The Globe also reports that Grant Williams likely “be back in Boston” next season though the Celtics “have received inquiries from teams about sign-and-trade possibilities” regarding the Tennessee alum.
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Himmelsbach’s source stressed they would likely match any offers unless the team and Williams decided parting ways was best for both sides.
Another name that has popped up as a potential player who could be on the move since late last season is Payton Pritchard. Per the Globe reporter, “the Celtics remain high on Pritchard, and there is no tension between him and the organization.”
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