The Boston Celtics are currently in need of a good 3-and-D wing off of the bench capable of complementing their potential all-time great starting five. Boston has an amazing first five, but they still have weaknesses they need to address when it comes to their bench.

All-Defensive Second Team F a midseason Boston Celtics trade target

The Brooklyn Nets are not off to the worst start to the 2023-24 season by any stretch, but it’s not the longest shot that they’d be sellers at the trade deadline. If Brooklyn is going to become a seller, the Celtics must pursue Dorian Finney-Smith.

3-and-D forward in midst of career-year can be Boston Celtics trade target

Over the last few years, DFS has proven himself to be a great defensive player and three-point shooter. The Portsmouth, Virginia native can come into the Celtics locker room and be a positive influence on, and an elite option to give a rest to, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Given his willingness to play center, he could also be a potential backup 5 as insurance for Kristaps Porzingis should his injury issues ever re-arise.


Boston Celtics fans would fall in love with Dorian Finney-Smith

Finney-Smith provides all of the intangibles that everyone in Boston, and Celtics admirers abroad, would love. His recent performance against the Cs on November 5 may have done a lot of the heavy lifting already.

With Boston needing to shore up their second unit and arguably not having a player who can defend top players and make big shots on it, sending out feelers for Finney-Smith is a must, since once the Celtics fill their bench needs they will be unstoppable.

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And to be clear, Al Horford once filled that role admirably, but at the age of 37, it’s unfair to put too much of a regular season burden on the five-time All-Star.

With the goal being to get Banner 18 at the end of the season, Finney-Smith feels like the perfect fit for the Boston Celtics.

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