UPDATE: The Celtics made a pair of moves just before the trade deadline. Click here to read more about their trade of Dennis Schröder to the Rockets. Click here to read more about their salary-clearing move involving two bench pieces.
NBA trade deadline day is here, and the Celtics appear to have a plan. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, the Celtics and president of basketball operations Brad Stevens have identified Orlando Magic forward Terrence Ross as a “primary target,” ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
“The Celtics have been working the phones,” Washburn writes. “According to an NBA source, the club is working on a package to acquire Orlando swingman Terrence Ross, who has one more year left on his contract, with Dennis Schröder, another player and likely a draft pick headed to the Magic.”
Ross, who turned 31 last weekend, has seen a decreased role in Orlando as the season has gone on and the Magic prioritize getting younger players experience. He’s averaging 10.9 points while playing 24.5 minutes per game in 47 games off the bench, shooting 40.5 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from three. Ross scored his season high of 33 points back on Jan. 2 against the Celtics at TD Garden.
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