NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics to acquire Nick Young from the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline?

By Wilfredo Pantua Jr. Dec 01, 2016 08:59 AM EST
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Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics on February 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics is one of the busiest teams during the offseason acquiring capable players to add to their roster. And they got forward Al Horford from the Atlanta Hawks, who is one of the big fish in the free agency and it seems that they are not done yet. Rumors are spreading that they are looking to acquire Nick Young to the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline.

Young, who is averaging 13.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, is playing consistently as of late for the Lakers team. His recent rise is said to be a challenge that he is ready to embrace the role of being the leader of the team. And now, the Celtics seem to be showing interest in him and considering to add him to their lineup.

According to YIBADA English, if the Celtics will not be able to catch a bigger fish in the trade market before the trade deadline they might settle for a second-tier player like Nick Young. However, with Young's rejuvenated playing career it may cost him more than the usual value last summer.

And the Celtics seem to be ready to pay the price since they have many tradeable assets at their disposal as per stated in the report. Having Young will give the Celtics an added threat outside as he shooting 41.8 percent from the three point arc while shooting 45.8% from the field. He and Avery Bradley can be the starting backcourt for the Celtics while helping space the floor for their frontcourt players.

Last August, reports have already linked Nick Young to the Boston Celtics looking to sign him before the season starts. During that time, Young is still fighting for position with Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams in the rotation. He was also involved in a fiasco between him and teammate D'Angelo Russell and with that the Lakers appears to be moving forward without him.

But now, he overcomes all the challenges and still playing for the Lakers steadily. The question is, will the Lakers allow to release him this time? Will the Boston Celtics be able to come up a viable proposal in order to acquire Nick Young from the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline?

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