The Boston Celtics are very aware they are still one step behind the biggest teams of the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors and the C’s will try to bring all the talent they can this season in order to level up and more knowing Kyrie Irving is unlikely to continue as part of the team next campaign.
They have been rumored to be keeping tabs on the New Orleans Pelicans’ big man Anthony Davis, but now Boston might be turning their heads somewhere else after reports of the Celtics interest on the Rockets’ center Clint Capela surfaced.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports the Celtics have been “engaged pretty seriously” in trade talks for Capela.
The Celtics from what I have heard engaged pretty seriously on Clint Capella… have had some level of talks with Terry Rozier on a new deal. Everything is very fluid at this stage in the draft/trade process. It’s finding out what you can do. https://t.co/7kHmEWP6X1
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 9, 2019
Capela just finished the first season of his five-year, $90 million deal with the Houston Rockets, having a pretty good campaign, averaging 16.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game last season.
Nevertheless, Capela hasn’t been exempt from the rumors surrounding the Rockets and their potential massive clearout with Houston reportedly being dangling him on the trade market, just like they’re doing with pretty much everybody on the roster who’s not named James Harden.
Capela has been a man on demand in the association alongside the aforementioned Davis, but he can be a great addition to Boston this summer if they fail to land the Pelicans’ wantaway. Ultimately, it all comes down to what Kyrie Irving will do with his future; if the point guard decides to leave, going after Capela would be the best move for them.