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The Boston Celtics are still considering an inside reinforcement.
According to The Athletic’s Jay King, Boston is hoping to acquire a big man in a trade.
The ones mentioned were Mason Plumlee, PJ Washington (hereafter Charlotte), and J.Sean Tate (Houston). Plumlee is a center, and Washington can switch back and forth between power forward and center. Tate is a combo forward who can move in and out.
Boston recently showed great interest in Jacob Puddle (San Antonio). However, it is not easy to meet the terms of the deal as the San Antonio Spurs want more than a first-round ticket. It is predicted that the puddle trade will be somewhat difficult even in the local area.
As an alternative, other players were mentioned. Boston is also looking for a big man who can help with power from the bench, not the starting center right now, so bringing in the player mentioned above can reduce bleeding. Furthermore, as the Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets are having a difficult time making results this season, it is highly likely that they will trade.
Plumlee and Washington’s contracts expire at the end of this season. It may be better to secure other assets through trade than to finish the season with an expiring contract. Double Plumlee entered the 30s. Washington is still in his mid-20s, so he could consider whether Charlotte would stick with him, but could add a pick if he traded Plumlee. 스포츠토토
Plumlee played 49 games this season and recorded 12.1 points (.666 .— .620), 9.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 28.2 minutes per game. He averaged only 6.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists last season, but this time he showed the same performance as before. He transferred to the Detroit Pistons in the summer of 2021 with a three-year, $25 million contract, and was traded after one season.
Washington is playing as Charlotte’s main power forward. He is posting 15 points (.440 .358 .766), 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks in 32.4 minutes per game in 48 games this season. Even though his rookie contract expired at the end of this season, he was unable to sign an extension contract, but after advancing to the NBA this time, he is performing the best in his life. He was selected in the first round, 19th pick, in the 2019 draft.
For Tate, the length of the contract is a burden. He is contracted until the 2024-2025 season, including team options. He signed a new contract with Houston ahead of this season. Houston signed a three-year, $20.63 million contract. He signed a contract worth over $6 million a year for a forward in his mid-20s. However, considering the full power replenishment beyond this season, it could be a good piece.
He only appeared in 12 games. He posted 7.3 points (.434 .316 .789) 4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 20.8 minutes on average. He suffered an ankle injury early in the season and missed most of the games. He returned from the start of the home game against Utah Jazz on the 6th (Korean time). In his last two seasons, he has consistently accounted for 11 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Meanwhile, Boston has Al Horford and Robert Williams III. However, with Grant Williams’ contract expiring at the end of this season and uncertainties about Robert Williams’ health, he is considering reinforcing the inside. Taking one of the players above in a trade is expected to fill the frontcourt.