The Boston Celtics missed out on their main offseason target when Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. One benefit for Danny Ainge and company is Boston holding a great amount assets.
The team has young prospects already on the roster and the next two first round draft picks of the likely horrible Brooklyn Nets.
This is going to lead to a big trade eventually. Celtics fans are hoping it happens now with rumors of Boston trying to acquire Blake Griffin.
Report: Celtics and Clippers are in trade negotiations that will potentially send Blake Griffin to Boston! pic.twitter.com/c9NLXPjiEw
— NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) July 12, 2016
The Los Angeles Clippers have made Griffin the face of their franchise but he will be a free agent next summer and is in hot water with the franchise.
Griffin has been in the doghouse ever since punching an employee and injuring his hand mid-season. The Clippers have seen other teams pass them in the Western Conference pecking order and could be looking for a big trade. Boston badly wants another star. It could make sense on both sides.