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article imageNBA Trade Rumors: Greg Monroe to Boston Celtics?

By Larry Seely     Jan 19, 2016 in Sports
Boston - What looked liked a promising start to the year has turned to disappointment in Boston as the Celtics are barely holding the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, but with the NBA trade deadline approaching, many feel a roster move is coming.
Vytis Lasaitis of Bleacher Report is one of those that feel this team must make a trade in the coming weeks. With general manger Danny Ainge having a handful of draft picks to use as trade bait and a lack of depth in the front court, the writing's on the wall, but who are the top targets?
Lasaitis believes Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is one of those players. The 25-year-old big man has just signed a max-deal contract with the Bucks, but Milwaukee has struggled, leading some experts to believe that changes will come as the front office looks to regroup and rebuild in quick fashion.
Ainge has made it clear he will make any deal that will make his team better, even if the cost is high. Monroe is averaging nearly 16 points and 10 rebounds per contest this year and 14 points and nine rebounds over the course of his five plus years in the league, numbers that would help the Celtics immediately and possibly move this franchise into contention for home court advantage in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.
Monroe is young enough for Boston to build their team around, but also has the game on both ends of the court to keep this squad in contention for several years down the road.
There are a few other names floating around social media, including Brooks Lopez of Brooklyn and Ryan Anderson of New Orleans and while both of these players have good qualities, neither is the type of player to carry a team and worth trading away upwards of three draft picks and possibly a good back court player to acquire.
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