In hopes of retooling their depleted roster, the Celtics reportedly have their eyes set on Orlando big man Aaron Gordon — a player that the team has been targeting over the past two trade deadlines, according to Yahoo! Sports' Keith Smith.
Sources: Aaron Gordon has put the Boston Celtics near the top of the list of teams he would like be traded to. Celtics and Magic remain engaged in trade talks. Boston has moved to Gordon as their primary target three days from the trade deadline.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2021
This comes after reports surfaced that the 25- year old has requested a trade. Boston reportedly has jumped to the "top of the list" of teams he wants to be traded to.
"The Boston Celtics are considered the front-runners to add Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon via trade, multiple sources confirmed to The Action Network Monday night. While the framework of a deal is in active discussion and considered the lead offer, sources say no deal has been agreed upon and the Magic are expected to continue taking offers up until Thursday's deadline."
"The Celtics are now considered the front-runners in the Gordon sweepstakes. A source with knowledge of the Gordon talks said the Celtics have indeed put two first-round picks on the table, and that the framework of the deal would also include Magic guard (and free-agent-to-be) Evan Fournier heading to the Celtics."
we love TT https://t.co/mGOrw1IRLU— Kemba Walker (@KembaWalker) March 23, 2021
Regardless, considering his inconsistency and cap number, don't be shocked to see Thompson on the move again if the Celtics need to clear some cap room to complete a deal.
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