The Boston Celtics have room to spare and new head coach Ime Udoka hinted that they could take in another player before the 2021-22 NBA season starts.

The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off a trade recently, sending Patrick Beverly, Rajon Rondo and Danil Oturu to the Memphis Grizzlies for Eric Bledsoe. Considering Memphis now has 17 guaranteed contracts for the coming season, there could be some players getting booted out.

From the recent acquisitions, most will probably point out either Beverly or Rondo. There is no telling if both will be kept by Memphis. If not, a buyout or another trade could be happening next.

But looking at the Celtics roster, they don’t need another guard right now. They already have Kris Dunn and Dennis Schroder in the fold. Marcus Smart is also there, meaning it would make no sense for Boston to add another point guard at this stage.

One player that has been linked to the Celtics previously is Kyle Anderson. The 28-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is set to make $9.9 million this season. He is one of the role players in the mix but his age does not align with that of the young core of the Grizzlies.

If they are to pursue Anderson, Boston may have to give up huge assets. They can use the $5.6 million trade exception but would need to pad that with other assets to make a Kyle Anderson trade work.

If not Anderson, Boston could look at other players in the fold. No names have been mentioned for now and the Celtics could move once the discards of the Memphis Grizzlies are known.

Of course, Boston is not limited to waiting on the Grizzlies’ rejects. The possibility of a buyout on their new acquisitions is possible, yet another reason why the Cs may opt to wait.

Hence, all eyes are now on the Grizzlies to see what they have up their sleeve. If they do keep Beverly, Rondo and Oturu, some of the present ones in the mix could be moving soon. The question now is who will be those player/s.

Kyle Anderson #1 of the Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson #1 of the Memphis Grizzlies Getty Images | Justin Ford

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