With the Boston Celtics reportedly entering the Clint Capela sweepstakes, let’s take a look at three players the Houston Rockets should want from the C’s.
You probably already know that the Houston Rockets are seeking to trade Clint Capela. We’ve been getting plenty of Woj bombs from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, including one during the Super Bowl. Woj initially reported that the Rockets had been in talks with a handful of Eastern Conference teams, including the Atlanta Hawks. On Monday we found out one of the other Eastern Conference teams who have expressed interest in Capela’s services.
ESPN Sources: Another team engaged with the Houston Rockets in trade talks for center Clint Capela: The Boston Celtics.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020
It’s not surprising that the Boston Celtics are trying to land Capela, as they’ve been pursuing him ever since the Rockets entered the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes this past offseason. The Celtics make for an interesting trade partner, as they’ve got a variety of intriguing assets.
The Rockets won’t be able to land Gordon Hayward due to the $32.7 million he’s set to make this season, and you’d have to assume Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are off limits. We all know Boston is definitely not getting rid of Kemba Walker, who was their prized free agent this past offseason.
In spite of those players not being feasible options for the Rockets, there are several other Celtics players who would be valuable assets. Let’s take a look at three players the Rockets should be interested in acquiring from the C’s.
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