Celtics Still in Pursuit for Lou Williams And Tyreke Evans
After the Boston Celtics secured center Greg Monroe with a 1-year, $5 million contract, the team is obviously refrained from attempting to improve ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline.
In accordance With Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, manager Danny Ainge is still making attempts to sign guards Lou Williams and Tyreke Evans.
In accordance to 2 Western Conference sources, the Celts are still in pursuit of Lou Williams and Tyreke Evans. They have actually had conversations concerning others, however those 2 seem the primary targets as the C’s aim to add scoring off the bench.
The key in each of these cases is what does it costs to sign each one of them. The Celts are stated to be happy to part with players, however Ainge appears to be once again holding the line on exactly what he thinks of appropriate value for money. The technique has actually irritated other clubs and a portion of the fan base, however it does not seem to be altered.
Williams (23.5 points, 5.2 assits) and Evans (19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assits) have actually gone beyond expectations this season and they’re no longer wanted only by the Celtics, as Bulpett reports. Boston is also aware of possible disruption of the progress of young wings Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum if another wing is added to the formula.
Memphis has actually been requesting for a first-round pick for Evans, however the Celts aren’t prepared to go there. Denver has supposedly proposed Emmanuel Mudiay and a second-round pick, and while the C’s might propose something comparable, the 2nd -round pick (or pickss) they might send out would not be really high.
Sources state the Celts are being cautious with their pursuit of wings. As much as they may be able to get some level of assistance at the position, they have actually informed individuals they do not wish to do something that would too significantly hinder the development of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, who, they think, will be even much better by the postseason since of the minutes they have actually been getting all year.