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Celtics get Williams to boost their frontcourt depth


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+1 player ($0),
Cap Impact + $1.7M

+ 0  Wins

+7.34  MPG

+2.00  Off.

-1.46  Def.



+2 players ($-2019.7k) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $6.1M

+ 0  Wins

-7.34  MPG

-2.00  Off.

+1.46  Def.

Trade Breakdown:

Thunder get:

  • Luke Kornet

  • Svi Mykhailiuk

  • 2024 first-round pick (Lottery Protected)

Celtics get:

  • Kenrich Williams

The Celtics have done enough tinkering for now, but they could soon discover this frontcourt lacks sufficient depth. Unless an Oshae Brissett breakout is in the works, Grant Williams' absence could loom large over this team.

That's what could draw Boston toward another Williams, as Kenrich possesses similar strengths as a multi-purpose defender and capable shot-maker.

He has never shot the three-ball with a ton of volume (career 2.5 attempts per game), but some of his splash rates—37.3 percent this past season, 44.4 in 2020-21—suggest he could.

The Celtics may have some reservations about parting with a first-round pick for a 28-year-old role player, but if forward depth looks like the final missing piece of their championship puzzle, that should be a relatively easy concession to make.