Best low-cost wing and big man trade targets for the Boston Celtics

the Boston Celtics will likely make a move or two ahead of the 2023 NBA trade deadline to add a wing to help take some pressure off of their two stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brownas well as taking a look at a big man who might be able to ease the minutes load on the ball club’s frontcourt.

With Brown and Tatum among the highest minutes-per-night players in the league and bigs Al Horford and Robert Williams III likely also playing more than they ought to be in order to be fresh and at their respective peaks for the 2023 NBA Playoffs, both bigs and wings are likely priorities. And with a hefty tax bill already on the table, cheaper solutions in terms of salary and asset cost that would raise the team’s payroll little or not at all will probably be the preferred route.

With that in mind, we put together a comprehensive list of such options the Celtics might target that wouldn’t need more than a first-round pick (and some much less) plus younger prospects in a reasonable deal.

Zach Collins – San Antonio Spurs – center

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Salary for 2022-23: $7.4 million

Key stats: 9.2ppg; 5.8rpgs; 2.4 apg; 37.0% 3p%

Rui Hachimura – Washington Wizards – forward

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Salary for 2022-23: $6.2 million

Key stats: 12.4ppg; 4.2rpgs; 1.2 apg

Torrey Craig – Phoenix Suns – forward

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Salary for 2022-23: $5.1 million

Key stats: 8.5ppg; 5.6rpgs; 1.5 apg; 39.7% 3p%

Mike Muscala – Oklahoma City Thunder – center

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Salary for 2022-23: $3.5 million

Key stats: 5.7ppg; 3.1rpgs; 37% 3p%

Simone Fontecchio – Utah Jazz – forward

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Salary for 2022-23: $3.2 million

Key stats: 3.6ppg; 1.1rpgs; 35.7% 3p%

Andre Drummond – Chicago Bulls – center

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Salary for 2022-23: $3.2 million

Key stats: 6.2ppg; 6.8rpgs

Derrick Jones, Jr. – Chicago Bulls – forward

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Salary for 2022-23: $3.2 million

Key stats: 5.7ppg; 2.4rpgs; 35.0% 3p%

Willy Hernandez – New Orleans Pelicans – center

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Salary for 2022-23: $2.4 million

Key stats: 6.9ppg; 4.6rpgs

Kenrich Williams – Oklahoma City Thunder – forward

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Salary for 2022-23: $2.0 million

Key stats: 7.7ppg; 4.8rpgs; 1.8 apg; 43.8% 3p%

Naz Reid – Minnesota Timberwolves – center

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Salary for 2022-23: $1.9 million

Key stats: 10.7ppg; 4.9rpgs; 0.9 bpg; 33.6% 3p%

Mo Wagner – Orlando Magic – center

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Salary for 2022-23: $1.8 million

Key stats: 11.7ppg; 6.1rpgs; 2.0 apg

Thomas Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers – center

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Salary for 2022-23: $1.8 million

Key stats: 12.5ppg; 7.0rpgs; 41.2% 3p%

Javonte Green – Chicago Bulls – wing

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Salary for 2022-23: $1.8 million

Key stats: 5.9ppg; 2.9rpgs; 38.2% 3p%

Nick Richards-Charlotte Hornets-center

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Salary for 2022-23: $1.7 million

Key stats: 8.3ppg; 5.8rpgs; 0.8 bpg

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