Report: Celtics Could Trade For Cousins
Thursday Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge said it is going to be a busy summer. Now a report is out indicating a potential trade for a starting center.It's no secret that Boston has lots of cash to entice free agents but landing them is another story. The best way to ensure a big time player is to make a trade for one that has years left on their contract.
ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that player is likely to be Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins. On espn.com Stein wrote:
Will they open their war chest of future draft picks to try to pry DeMarcus Cousins away from Sacramento via trade? The early word out there is: Bank on it.
Will they be in the mix for pretty much any name player who unexpectedly comes available in coming months?
Bank on that, too.
The 6'11" Cousins has 3 years left on his contract. Despite a poor season for the Kings, Cousins averaged a career high 25 points and 13 rebounds per game. He would seem to be a key piece in taking the Celtics to the next level providing a legit big man to go along with guards Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart.
If this is the type of moves the Celtics are looking to pull off it could be a fun summer.