A lot of people are going to be in New York next week for the NBA draft lottery, so we figured we’d answer some questions.
The Boston Celtics have been busy with trades and signing free agents, and have already landed some big names.
Here’s a look at some of their recent moves: Celtics: Trading Avery Bradley for two first-round picks: Boston has made a major trade in the past few days, acquiring forward Avery Bradley in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks.
Bradley is a former first-rounder, but Boston’s decision to acquire him at this point in the draft was a bold one.
Bradley has played in the NBA since he was a high schooler in California, and his athleticism, shooting ability and ability to score the ball make him a great fit for the Celtics.
Boston also received a first- and second-round pick in the trade.
The Celtics are also reportedly seeking a second-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers, which they’ve been rumored to be interested in for the past several days.
Boston has been trying to get a deal done for Bradley, but the Cavs have expressed interest in Bradley, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Cavs: Cleveland acquired center Myles Turner and guard J.R. Smith from the Boston Celtics for center Kevin Love and guard Shabazz Napier.
Turner, who has been the team’s best player since being acquired in a trade with Golden State on Feb. 27, is one of the most underrated centers in the league.
The Cavs are also rumored to have interest in free agent center Chris Bosh, who will turn 34 in July.
Cavs general manager David Griffin and assistant general manager Jason Botterill were among the players who were brought in to help the Cavs in their recent rebuild.
They were also among the teams who tried to trade down to get Love.
Boston: The Celtics have received two first round picks in this year’s draft.
They’re also reportedly interested in the second- and third-rounders.
Boston is reportedly looking to move up in the lottery to get the No. 3 overall pick.
They have reportedly been interested in acquiring Kevin Love since the trade deadline, and Love’s preference has always been to remain in Boston.
LeBron James has been one of Boston’s top trade targets for months, and he’s still a free agent this summer.
The Cavaliers are reportedly looking for a package for James, but they might not be able to reach a deal with Boston.
Detroit Pistons: Detroit has been linked to several free agents in recent weeks, and the Pistons have been linked in trade rumors as well.
The Pistons have reportedly received offers for free agent guard Dwayne Bacon, according the Detroit Free Press.
The team also received offers from the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers in recent days.
Detroit also has interest in shooting guard DeAndre Jordan, who the Pistons are reportedly interested.
Detroit has a lot of questions with its roster right now, but it’s likely the Pistons will be able do some deals soon.
Detroit could be one of several teams that try to get Butler to stay, according ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Chicago Bulls: Chicago has been rumored in recent months to be looking to add some depth at point guard, but there’s been no indication that Chicago has made any moves in the wake of its trade deadline loss.
Chicago’s interest in Butler has been fueled by trade rumors, according Sports Illustrated’s Ian Begley.
Butler is a player that has been a big part of Chicago’s success, as the Bulls finished the regular season with a record of 41-22.
Butler averaged 17.9 points per game last season.
Butler has also made it clear that he wants to play for another team in the future.
Chicago is also said to be on the verge of signing point guard Patrick Patterson to a four-year, $52 million contract.
Chicago also has a trade exception to sign Butler.
The Bulls could also be interested, as they’re a team in need of a point guard after Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the offseason.
Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers have been rumored for months to have a few free agents that could be dealt in the next few days.
However, it’s not been reported whether or not the Clippers will pursue any of those free agents.
The Clippers had their first-ever NBA trade exception in June, which is set to expire at the end of the month.
The NBA has no indication whether or how the Clippers plan to use it, but one of their options could be to trade forward Chris Paul, according Kevin Pelton of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Los Angles could also try to land center Dwight Howard, according Pelton, but Howard could be a long shot to sign a contract with the Clippers.
Boston Celtics: The Boston Red Sox have made an interest in forward Marcus Smart and center Amir Johnson, according a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
The Red Sox could potentially acquire Johnson