The Boston Celtics cleared enough cap space to complete their signing of Gordon Hayward by trading Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons, but that doesn't mean they're done dealing this offseason.
According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Celtics are still exploring several trade possibilities.
“No, we’re not comfortable yet,” Danny Ainge told the Herald. “We do like our team, but we’re still going to search things out to see if we can find anything that makes us better this offseason.”
Having acquired Marcus Morris from Detroit for Bradley and a second-round draft pick, the Celts can now at least be more patient with their investigations. They don’t have to make another trade, but with desirable players under good contracts and future draft picks aplenty, Ainge can wait for the right deals to present themselves as he sees over the summer and even into the first few months of the regular season how much he can expect from Jaylen Brown and rookies Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic and Guerschon Yabusele.
Ainge also told Bulpett that Brad Stevens has a lot of input on who they will try to go after.
“Brad is very much involved in all that we do,” said Ainge. “We talk all the time, so I think we know how we think it will all fit. But obviously you never know for sure. We’re trying to get a team that not only is a group of good players, but also a team that does fit.”
It remains to be seen who the Celtics are targeting or who may be available during the season, but they still want to add another superstar. Russell Westbrook could be made available if he doesn't sign an extension with Oklahoma City, and the Celtics have previously expressed interest in him.
Boston had placed Bradley, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart on the trade block earlier this week, but have taken Crowder off following the deal with the Pistons. Crowder averaged 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season.
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