The Boston Celtics could also be thought of a title contender this season, however their path to capturing their 18th franchise championship bought quite a bit more durable when the Milwaukee Bucks swung a commerce to amass Damian Lillard.
The Bucks managed to commerce for Lillard regardless of his insistence on touchdown with one other Japanese Convention energy within the Miami Warmth.
With Lillard on their roster, Milwaukee immediately grew to become the championship favourite and put strain on Boston to attempt to sustain within the arms race.
The Celtics have among the finest rosters within the league led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, however even they’ll have hassle defending the Antetokounmpo-Lillard pairing.
Nonetheless, the opposite by-product of the Lillard commerce is the place Jrue Vacation finally ends up, because the Portland Path Blazers haven’t any intention of retaining him.
Boston has been linked as a possible suitor for Vacation and though they’ve inquired in regards to the level guard it seems they’ve but to come back near Portland’s asking value, by way of Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.
The Celtics preserve curiosity in buying and selling for Jrue Vacation, however there’s at the moment a big hole in negotiations with the Path Blazers, per @AdamHimmelsbach.
A possible package deal from Boston may characteristic Malcolm Brogdon, Jordan Walsh, Sam Hauser and draft capital. pic.twitter.com/Clo5h8jDI6
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) September 30, 2023
Vacation might have struggled in final season’s playoffs, however he’s the uncommon participant that every one 30 NBA groups may use due to his ball-handling and durable protection.
Boston misplaced lots of their perimeter protection after they shipped out Marcus Good in change for Kristaps Porzingis, so buying and selling for Vacation makes lots of sense on paper.
Nonetheless, the proposed package deal doesn’t appear very interesting on paper irrespective of what number of draft picks they throw in.
Different contenders have additionally registered curiosity in buying and selling for Vacation, so the Path Blazers ought to be capable to extract a reasonably penny for him.