Celtics Link as a trading broker for Mo Bamba

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The Boston Celtics are rolling this season as they currently hold the best record in the NBA at 26-10. They have a deep, talented roster that doesn’t really have any gaps as they are first in the league in offensive rating and seventh in defensive rating.

Despite being associated with the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant in the off-season, it’s hard to imagine the Celtics making big trades during the season with how well they play. If they’re going to make a deal, it’s probably going to be a smaller one to plug a gap here and there or improve their overall depth.

If there’s one area you’d even call a Celtics weakness, it’s their frontcourt. One of their goals this season was to limit Al Horford’s minutes, but that was not easy with Robert Williams III making his debut only a few weeks ago.

In addition to those two on the depth chart, Joe Mazzulla has used Grant Williams, Blake Griffin and Noah Vonleh to spend minutes in the frontcourt. While Williams is stuck in a rotational role, the Celtics would likely be in trouble if Griffin or Vonleh land heavy minutes in a playoff push.

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To avoid that, they must look for help in the center spot in the coming weeks. One player who could meet their needs is Mo Bamba from the Orlando Magic. Unlike some of the other center options that could be available before the deadline, such as Jakob Poeltl and Myles Turner, Bamba costs a fraction of the price.

Bamba has shown he can be a good edge protector and can enter the perimeter offensively and knock down a number of three-pointers. Those kinds of skills would give Mazzulla a versatile piece that he could mix and match with any of the other frontcourt members on the team.

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Bamba doesn’t need big minutes to impress either. This season, he only averages 18.9 minutes per game with the Magic, but he averages 8.1 points, accounting for 37.9 percent of his three-point attempts. He also grabs 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

No longer a long-term piece in Orlando, the price of acquiring him should be manageable for a Celtics squad that is all-in to contend for a championship.

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