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Boston Celtics Rumors: Assets On Hand That Could Be Traded

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Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, discusses the trade of point guard Rajon Rondo prior to an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Celtics traded Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Celtics Rumors: Assets On Hand That Could Be Traded This NBA Trade Deadline

A lot of talk has swirled around the Boston Celtics and potential trades they could potentially pull off ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline. Big names have been thrown around like a Jimmy Butler, issue is many fans are unaware what the Celtics actually have to offer for a player of that caliber.

After the Sacramento Kings traded Demarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on 40 cents on the dollar it could either drive up the value of the Celtics assets or drive it down because the Kings took a deal well below what they should have gotten for a Cousins type of player.

With Boogie off the market and the C’s not really looking at him due to his attitude issues it is now time to determine if it is worth making a trade for a game changer like a Butler or target a smaller piece like Phoneix Suns forward PJ Tucker who fits the bill in what the Celtics need.
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To get a good gauge on what the Boston Celtics can actually offer at this trade deadline take a look at their assets below.

DRAFT PICKS

2017

  • Own first round pick (have the right to swap for Brooklyn’s first-round pick)
  • Own second round pick (top-45 protected; will be conveyed to Brooklyn if Celtics swap first-round picks with the Nets this year).
  • Minnesota’s second round pick
  • Cleveland’s second round pick
  • Los Angeles Clippers’ second round pick

2018

  • Own first round pick
  • Brooklyn’s first round pick
  • Own second round pick (top-55 protected; if it falls outside of that range, will be conveyed to Oklahoma City).

2019

  • Own first-round pick
  • Memphis first round pick*
  • Los Angeles Clippers first round pick (top-14 protected; pick can only be conveyed to Boston two years after the Clippers convey a first-round pick to Toronto which is likely to happen this year).
  • Own second round pick (top-55 protected; if it falls outside of the top-55, pick will be conveyed to Memphis).
  • Detroit second round pick

2020

  • Own first round pick
  • Memphis first round pick*
  • Los Angeles Clippers first round pick (top-14 protected; conveyed this year if it wasn’t sent Boston’s way in 2019).
  • Own second round pick
  • Miami second round pick

2021

  • Own first round pick
  • Memphis first round pick*
  • Own second round pick

2022

  • Own first round pick
  • Memphis first round pick*
  • Own second round pick
  • Los Angeles Clippers second round pick (If first round pick not conveyed to Boston by 2020, Clippers will send the Celtics their 2022 second round pick).
  • This pick from Memphis will be conveyed to Boston two years after the Grizzlies send a first-round pick to Denver. The pick is top-6-protected in 2017 and 2018, and is unprotected in 2019. The pick Boston will receive from Memphis is top-9 protected in 2019, top-7 protected in 2020 and unprotected in 2021.

RIGHTS TO PLAYERS

 

Guershon Yabusele

Size, position: 6-foot-8 power forward

How acquired by Boston: Drafted by the Celtics in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft, 16th overall.

Statistics this season: Yabusele is playing with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He is averaging 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Ante Zizic

Size, position: 6-foot-11 power forward/center

How acquired by Boston: Drafted by the Celtics in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft, No. 23 overall.

Statistics this season: Playing for Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul led by ex-NBA coach David Blatt, Zizic has averaged 10.3 points and 67.3 percent shooting from the field.

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Abdel Nader

Size, position: 6-foot-8 shooting guard/small forward

How acquired by Boston: Drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft, 58th overall.

Statistics this season: Playing for Boston’s Gatorade-League affiliate the Maine Red Claws, Nader was named to the G-League’s all-star team in large part because of his 22 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game average this season.

Marcus Thornton

Size, position: 6-foot-4 shooting guard

Status: Drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 2015 NBA draft, 45th overall.

This season: Playing for Consultinvest VL Pesaro in Italy-Serie A, Thornton is averaging 11.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds.

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