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May 29, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (1) reacts during the fourth quarter during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum.

Let the Celtics offseason rumors begin! Tuesday saw the first report connecting the C’s and a potential offseason pickup, involving a 27-year-old forward coming off a career year.

In listing off potential trade options for the Celtics this offseason, Brian Robb of MassLive included Memphis forward Kyle Anderson. Robb writes that “The Celtics have had their eye on Anderson for quite some time.”

The 30th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Anderson had been primarily a bench player for most of his career before emerging in a starting role with the Grizzlies last year. In 69 starts, he averaged 12.4 points 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 27.3 minutes.

Anderson is entering the final year of his contract, and is due to make just under $10 million during the 2021-2022 season. With the $11 million remaining from the Gordon Hayward TPE, the Celtics wouldn’t need to match salaries to land the UCLA product.

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