Sep 28, 2012; Waltham, MA, USA; The Boston Celtic logo on the hardwood floor during the media day at the Celtics training facility.

NBA Rumors: Boston is ‘very reluctant’ to part with any of their first-round picks


The Boston Celtics were reportedly interested in trading for Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was Hayward’s coach at Butler during the school’s incredible run so it’d be a reunion.

There is one snag in a potential deal, and any other deals they’d be involved in, they don’t want to give up any first-round draft picks.

From CSN New England:

It would appear the one thing that might nudge Utah towards giving serious thought to dealing Hayward, would be if the Celtics were willing to part with at least one of their stockpiled first-round picks.

But two league sources, both having had recent conversations with the Celtics, told CSNNE.com on Tuesday that Boston is “very reluctant” to part with any of their first-round picks in facilitating a deal.

In fact, the Celtics could be looking to add more draft picks.

In fact, Boston appears focused on adding more picks or assets with any deal they strike between now and the trade deadline.

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