We ideally need inside presence and it would be nice to grab a backup pg. Rondo is playing too many mins, Terry is def not a pg and barbosa does not know how to pass the ball.
To Cavs: Sully, Melo, Bass, Lee, 1st round pick
To Celts: Varejao, Gibson (2013 UFA), Casspi
Summary: Cavs are in rebuilding mode right now. Varejao, Gibson and Casspi (who has been a healthy scratch a few games now) , while good players don't do much for the team. A team that won't be good until 2 to 3 years later. You might as well get back assets before losing guys like Varejao and Gibson for nothing. And though Varejao is not a FA for a few years, his salary is going to he hard on the teams payroll , plus it takes away min for the other young guys to gain experience. For the Celtics this trade would be huge. We finally get the inside presence we haven't had since Perk and we all know about what Gibson could do come playoffs. He is also a decent backup point, def better than Terry or Barbosa.
Bottom line: This trade would make us an instant contender in the East again. The chances of this trade happening though are not in the celts favor. Cavs prob can get better in return from someone else. It would likely take Bradley in the mix, and the celts are not likely to give him up right now.
To Hawks: Bass, Sully, Melo, Lee, 1st round pick
To Celtics: (all 2013 UFA's) Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Pachulia
Comment: The Hawks will definitely trade Smith come trade deadline. He already stated to them , he won't resign, is Rondo's best friend and loves the celtics fans. This also is bad for hawks, in terms of turning off other potential trading partners and getting the best in return. For the celts a Smith and Rondo duo would be potentially amazing. Night after night of fastbreak highlight reel dunks. Also Devin Harris and Pachulia would be tremendous addition to the bench. Harris would take a load off Rondo as the 2nd string pg and Pachulia would be a huge upgrade to Collins as the teams C. The problem is, Smith and Kg play the same game and roam around the perimeter more. On top of that Smith prob wanting near max extension next year, may really handicap the celts payroll.
Bottom line: For the Hawks if this is all or the best they could get back, its not too shabby. Don't think it would disturb what they are doing now, plus they get younger get a future 1st round pick and no more stress about losing Smith for nothing. For the celts, even though there are questions of how Doc would utilize Smith and Kg upfront and also how the celts could afford him for years to come, i do love this trade. Especially if everything clicks, it would be small ball to perfection. Some say why not wait and just get smith free next year, but then you still have to shave off the payroll somehow to sign him.
To Jazz: Green, Sully, Lee and 1st round pick
To Celtics: Al Jefferson, Earl Watson and 2nd round pick
Summary: Don't get me wrong, i love AL but i have concerns of how he would help us defensively. He has def upped his game since we had him, but also there are injury worries and big salary demands to worry about starting next year. He would definitely make big impacts in terms of helping us score and rebounding. We might turn into a team that wins by outscoring opponents. Jazz do this trade bc they have promising players ready to step in. Rumor is Jefferson is gone for sure via trade deadline, but they want to try to keep Millsap.
Bottom line: Many Celtic fans have voiced that , instead of big Al, the rather have Millsap. Millsap is just as good offensively , rebounding and plays better defense. But i have a feeling Utah will not let him go so easily. It might take Bradley, to entice them and again celts won't include him in any deals imo. The worry about Jefferson is that ,anywhere he has gone , teams have gone nowhere. He plays center but bc of defensive shortcomings , causes issues of how to setup a lineup. Maybe it won't be an issue, when you have a defensive minded PF in kg playing along your side. I don't know it's hard to say.
To wolves: Melo, Lee and 2nd round pick
To celtics: Stiemsma, Alexey Shved pick
Summary: This would be a desperation trade by the celts. If bradley comesback, we are still getting killed inside and we cannot make a significant trade, like the two mentioned above, this trade would be good for the Celts. But you would have to give a little more than you want to bc the wolves really don't need to give up Stiemmer nor a young promising pg in Shved. The pros for them to make the trade would be shaving off salary to prepare to resign Pekovic and with Rubio back, would have too many pg's.
Bottom line: easier trade to execute. Stiemer has not been part of the wolves rotation so far and i don't see this changing. Wolves have have too much depth up front. If Stiemer cameback it will be like he never left and would fit right in. Would be a big upgrade to collins, especially his ability to block shots, better footspeed , ability to make a jump shot and better at rebounding. It would be like getting a duncan in the lineup in comparison. Shved would take a load off Rondo as the 2nd unit pg and has a nice shooting touch.
Even with Bradley coming back, i predict one of these trades to occur. With the cavs and jazz trades less likely to occur. Also the trade with the Hawks doesn't have to happen , bc many feel Smith will come onto our laps for free next year anyways. If Danny doesn't want to give up Sully, Melo and a 1st round pick , than he will just wait for Smith instead. All in all worse case, celts should get a decent centre and Stiemsma is no doubt the best choice. He knows the system and played well with KG. Doc likes him.