The Celtics need to make a trade in the 2017 draft.
If you are to point to one team that needs to make a trade this off-season the Celtics have to be the first one that comes to mind. They are team with assets, plenty of assets. They have a role player for every position and every role you need, and they enter the draft with eight draft picks.
There is no way they can use eight draft picks and maintain the majority of the players they drafted or that they have on the roster. That means this team could be looking to use some of these picks to trade up.
However, this is also a team that is looking to add an NBA experienced super star. As mentioned, you have all the pieces ready to compete next year, they made the playoffs for the second year in a row, and some of their younger players are entering their primes.
In looking at the Eastern Conference in 2017, you are looking at LeBron James, and who is to argue that the Celtics do not have the potential to be that next team there? Especially if they can add a player with talent and leadership.
They hold picks No. 3, 16, 23,31,35,45,51, and 58 this year. The important one is obviously number three and it can hold a lot of power. It can be combined with a good portion of these picks, so really no players are out of the conversation here, the question will just come down to whether or not the Celtics will want to pull the trigger on these players.
With that said, these are the five players that the Boston Celtics should trade for.
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