The Boston Celtics aren’t the only NBA team looking to improve their roster this summer. In fact, almost every team in the league is trying to make moves to improve their chances of competing for the top spot next season.
While the Celtics managed to get their big business in place sooner, with the acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, other teams are waiting for the right contract to become available.
According to Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, one team that could be ready to attack is the San Antonio Spurs, as they begin their rebuilding process, and it looks like former Celtic player Josh Richardson is one of the trading chips. their main. Buckley’s proposed trade would look like this;
San Antonio Spurs Receive: Coby White, Marko Simonovic
Chicago Bulls Recieve: Josh Richardson
“The San Antonio Spurs are clearly open for business following the sale of Dejounte Murray, and rival clubs claim that Richardson, Jakob Poeltl and Doug McDermott are all available, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. If Richardson is up for grabs, the Bulls will help themselves by adding him to their rotation,” Buckley explained in his July 13 article.
Richardson has impressed during his time with the Celtics, rebuilding his value as a 3-d winger, while also proving he is capable of taking the offensive lead in the short while also being a player. main stop in defence. Unfortunately, Richardson’s time in Boston was cut short, as he was sent to the Spurs as part of a commercial package for Derrick White.
In 44 appearances for the Celtics, Richardson averaged 44 games with the Celtics, Richardson averaged 9.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 44.3% and 39. .7% from three.
Derrick White is proven to be worthy of major trade
When the Celtics initially acquired Derrick White at the close of the deal, there was a lot of talk about Boston overpaying for his services. However, Brad Stevens spoke excitedly about the Celtics veteran keeper’s ability to improve rotation, and how his kit will allow him to highlight the talents of his teammates. yourself in the future.
“We thought for years that Derrick was really the right fit for our best players. He is an excellent defender. He just does the right way of playing attacking over and over again. He’s a guy who only cares about winning, that’s going to do all the little things, as you can see in some of his stats,” Stevens told the media during the media day. 11 February.
As it turns out, Stevens and Udoka were right, as White played a key role in helping the Celtics reach the NBA finals as the first keeper off the bench. To be sure, White’s shot count hasn’t been consistent since he arrived at the Celtics, but his ability to break through defenses by dribbling and consistently executing the right highball has proven to be a hit. The perfect card for the attacking games of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Boston is looking for another wing
In a humorous turn, the Celtics are currently short on the wing, and a player like Richardson will do wonders for their depth chart. Of course, the veteran wing made too much money for Boston to reasonably pursue a reunion with him, even if he was an ideal match.
However, as confirmed by Ime Udoka in a July 12 media interview, the Celtics are interested in adding another wing to their rotation, assuming they can find a realistic option to fill the rotation position.
“Talked about adding another big wing, maybe another wing, and we just keep an eye on everything we’re doing here and scrutinize our guys… For us, the wing. the best out there, maybe, you always want more shooting,” Udoka note, as he spoke to the media after the Boston Celtics’ 103-92 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Unfortunately, that wing is unlikely to be Richardson, so one can only hope that he finds himself in a position to succeed next season, be it with the Spurs, the Bulls or whatever team any other around the tournament.
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