Behind the leadership of Kemba Walker, the Boston Celtics are soaring through the Eastern Conference with a 13-5 record and 4th place standing. But according to Andrew Hughes of FanSided’s Hardwood Houdini, the team could look to make a move before February’s trade deadline.
One suggestion is a deal involving Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.
“Quite frankly, his fit next to Walker–who has proven to be able to defer to his teammates swimmingly in Boston–would be Damian Lillard-CJ McCullom-esque. His timeline also fits nicely with Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum as a 26-year-old 2014 draft pick. Dinwiddie’s first true season in the league was Brown’s rookie year, but he brings more experience as a journeyman and a veteran, relative to a 21-year-old Tatum at least.”
The potential arrival of Dinwiddie would undeniably make the Celtics a more competitive team in the East this season. This season, Spencer has been a border-line All-Star, averaging 20 points, 5.9 assists, and 2.6 rebounds.
Behind a backcourt of Kemba, Brown, and Marcus Smart, Dinwiddie could thrive as a perimeter shooter and rim finisher. As for the Celtics, they might only be one piece away from true title contention.
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