Trade Rumor: Boston Celtics Focused On Two Big Names

The NBA's trade deadline is March 25th and some teams have been working the phones trying to acquire someone to upgrade their roster. None more than the Boston Celtics as general manager Danny Ainge is looking for an impact forward who can score and compliment his group.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics have made calls on Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic.

Grant signed a huge contract with the Pistons before this season started after he stepped up for the Denver Nuggets in the second half of last season. The 26-year-old has two more years on his contract that pays him roughly $20 million per season. So far in 33 games for Motown, Grant has averaged a career high 23.4 points per game which is 13 more points per game over his career average. It shows you what becoming a #1 option can do to someone's career. Grant would give the Celtics another scorer who can play multiple positions and could certainly push them over the top in the Eastern conference.

As for Vucevic, the Magic's center is also having a solid campaign and is also signed for two more seasons. The 6'11 30-year-old has appeared in 30 games this season and is averaging 24.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game

The Celtics have their trade-exception of almost $30 million due to Gordon Hayward landing in Charlotte and it looks like they have interest in maximizing its' value. There's also been rumblings the team is willing to deal Kemba Walker for an impact forward.

Celtics fans may be getting awfully excited over the next couple of weeks because it sounds like some interesting changes are coming to Bean Town.

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