Celtics Linked to Bismack Biyombo as Potential Trade Target

Bismack Biyombo of the Phoenix Suns, who was linked to the Boston Celtics.


Bismack Biyombo of the Phoenix Suns, who was linked to the Boston Celtics.

So far this summer, the Boston Celtics have done a great job of filling the necessary holes on their roster. After their loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, it was clear that they could use some extra shooting and additional playmaking. Brad Stevens addressed that by signing Danilo Gallinari and trading for Malcolm Brogdon.

That being said, there are a couple of spots that could still use filling. Past Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum on the depth chart, Boston doesn’t really have any wing depth. And the area of need even more glaring than that is the backup center position.

However, the Celtics do have some TPEs still available to them. The most prominent two are the Juancho Hernangomez trade exception, worth roughly $6.9 million, and the Dennis Schroder trade exception, worth roughly $5.9 million. In an article published by Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, he spoke to a Western Conference coach that pegged Phoenix Suns center Bismack Biyombo as a potential trade target for Boston.

“He is the kind of find that the Celtics could really use in that hole, a guy who blocks some shots, plays good defense and holds down the fort off the bench,” the coach told Deveney. “If Phoenix has some injuries and is really disappointing, maybe he winds up on the market but they really like what he did for them last year.”