The Boston Celtics reportedly made an offer to the Detroit Pistons for their backup center, Christian Wood. Wood is averaging 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on 57% shooting through 49 games this year. According to The Athletic’s James Edwards III, they were rebuffed.
This doesn’t come as a shock, especially in light of Steve Bulpett’s latest report that the Celtics would look toward bolstering their size after coming up empty looking for shooting on the trade market. While Boston would probably love to add bench shooters such as Bogdan Bogdanovich and Davis Bertans, they haven’t been able to find a great fit in terms of trade structure.
Two other low-cost targets in Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III were scooped up by the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Although Boston could probably have used Burks’ services, it appears that the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors just wouldn’t have been good trade partners at this time.
Told Boston was in on Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III, but Golden State would not take take any salary back. Boston wasn't willing to waive players who have guaranteed money extending into next season. Lack of roster spots is working against the Celtics a little right now.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 6, 2020
The NBA Trade Deadline is today at 3 PM EST. The Celtics just have a few hours left to bolster their bench, for it doesn’t look likely that the team will touch their core five players. Stay tuned to see who goes where, or whether anyone will go anywhere. It’s Trade Deadline season!