NBA Trade Rumors: Could Grant Williams be a surprising deadline candidate?

Boston Celtics Grant Williams (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Boston Celtics Grant Williams (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: In what would be a highly surprising move, the Boston Celtics could end up trading Grant Williams at the trade deadline.

After losing in the NBA Finals last season, the Boston Celtics haven’t taken a step back this year. They’ve continued to build on their success from last season (along with the disappointment of losing the championship) and have been one of the most consistent teams in the Eastern Conference this season.

Even though the Celtics have the best record in the NBA, this is a team that is still going to try to add to their team ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline. In an attempt to solidify themselves as the championship favorite heading into the postseason, the Celtics may look to make a significant addition at the deadline.

Boston has been so close to winning a championship over the last couple of seasons that it would be unfortunate if the team didn’t try to make a deadline move that would help them take the next step.

However, according to a recent report, there are whispers that the Celtics could trade Grant Williams ahead of the deadline. The chances of a potential move are growing but it still would be quite surprising if it happened.

Would the Boston Celtics make such a big move at the NBA Trade Deadline?

The Celtics are likely looking to make a move at the trade deadline but it would be highly surprising if the team did move forward with trading Williams. Unless it is for another difference-making two-way forward.

Williams is averaging eight points and five rebounds on 41 percent shooting from the field from 3-point range. He’s also a superb and versatile defender for the team that would be greatly missed if the team did trade him.

Though, it’s easy to see why the Celtics are at the very least thinking about that possibility. Williams is a free agent after this season and will likely be seeking a big-money deal with the idea of making the transition to being a full-time starter for a new team.

If nothing else, it’s something that the Celtics should be thinking about. However, with the good chance that the Celtics could win the championship this season, it would be surprising if they decided to move on from such a key player.

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There will be surprises at this year’s NBA Trade Deadline. Will Grant Williams end up being one of them?