2 Players The Boston Celtics Could Trade This Season

The Boston Celtics have undergone a major transformation this offseason, trading former Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart and reshaping the roster with 7'3" unicorn Kristaps Porzingis up front. 

How it will all pay off is still very much up in the air. But it's possible the Celtics' current roster won't be the one they go to battle with come playoff time. 

A look now at two potential pieces Boston could look to trade this season:

Malcolm Brogdon

This one's pretty straightforward, as the Celtics already tried to trade him once this summer, to the LA Clippers, until that fell through due to injury concerns. 
"(Head coach) Joe Mazzulla signaled that rebuilding the relationship with Brogdon is a work in progress," according to Brian Robb of MassLive. 

Brogdon also has to prove himself healthy enough to be a useful part for Boston this season, though he hasn't shown that ability of availability much during his 7-year career. And if he isn't up to the task this season, or if the relationship is broken following the failed trade, they may try to send Brogdon and his $22.5M salary elsewhere.

Payton Pritchard

The little-used 25-year-old point guard made it clear early this summer that he wanted to be traded if he wasn't going to get a bigger role with the Celtics. “Obviously after I’m done here, after this year, I’d like to look — be a part of a bigger role a little bit," he had said on a podcast near the end of the season.

A trade hasn't materialized, but there's a chance that with the exodus of Marcus Smart, some minutes at the point have opened up. Currently, Derrick White is the undisputed starter ahead of Pritchard, but it remains to be seen how much Mazzulla works Pritchard into the rotation. Another minimal role could see the youngster trying once again to force a trade.

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