The Boston Celtics will be in the market for some star power this offseason, and the Celtics are equipped with a good amount of cap space and a cache of draft picks to try and get that done. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love are two popular names that have been thrown around for Boston, but A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England says Danny Ainge may try and go after a package deal involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Aldridge and Matthews are both free agents in interesting situations. Aldridge is said to have a wandering eye after nine seasons in Portland, while Matthews is recovering from a torn Achilles. The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have been mentioned as possible destinations for Aldridge, although Blakely thinks there’s a 35-40 percent chance the big man will wind up in Boston.
The Celtics should have enough cap space to sign one of Aldridge or Matthews outright, but to get both, it would take some type of trade. Boston has some solid young players and that treasure trove of picks to offer up, so it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. It seems far-fetched that the Celtics can get both players (and who knows if they even get one of them), but never say never.