I’m seeing conflicting reports but this could happen. The Celtics have already turned down the Knicks once but Danny Ainge isn’t shy of making trades. Rumor has it the Celtics would send Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Tyler Zeller and the LAC 1st round pick to NY.
Melo apparently would waive his No Trade Clause to join the Celtics and it might be happening very soon.
As a Celtics fan I wouldn’t be opposed to trading for one of the best iso scorers of all time. I would be opposed to trading Crowder, though. Switch Crowder for Jerebko and sign me up! The money works both ways and the Knicks are desperate right now. Problem is Phil Jackson really likes Crowder. This is gonna come down to how much Danny is willing to give up and how bad Phil wants Melo gone.
Before you say it, no i’m not crazy. As a fan i’ve really grown to love Jae Crowder. As an objective basketball fan I think Crowder is too valuable on defense to trade for a guy who at times is a defensive liability. I do also recognize that Boston needs more fire power on offense to help Thomas.
A plus side to this trade is that Melo might do what we all thought Horford would, and that’s make Boston a destination spot for stars. I hope the Celtics lands Melo but I don’t want to overpay for a guy who will be 33 at the end of this season and seemingly passed his prime.