Brad Stevens continues to work the phones for the Boston Celtics ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline, and he may not be against a decent-size shakeup.
Unless Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown are involved, any Celtics deal make would relatively lack fireworks. But according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, they’ve explored a potential Marcus Smart trade with the Atlanta Hawks.
The deal in question is now impossible, because one of the Hawks’ assets was forward Cam Reddish. They already sent Reddish to the Knicks for a protected first-round pick. But based on Fischer’s reporting, before the Knicks deal, the Hawks mentioned him in talks with the Celtics:
Another interesting Hawks tidbit: Before Atlanta sent Reddish to New York, the Hawks and Celtics discussed a framework that would have swapped Marcus Smart for Kevin Heurter and Reddish, sources said. It’s unclear how far that dialogue progressed.