And it sounds like the Boston Celtics are looking to upgrade in that area ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline.
Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reported Tuesday that the C’s “are in the market for a big (man).”
“The defending Eastern Conference champs are seeking to add injury insurance behind Robert Williams III and Al Horford, two players they have to carefully manage during the regular season,” Haynes wrote. “If the Celtics don’t acquire a big before the trade deadline, they’ll turn their attention to the buyout market.”
Looking for another big makes sense for the Celtics.
Blake Griffin has started nine games at center this season, including Monday night’s loss to the Orlando Magic, but he’s not going to make a huge impact on either side of the floor at this stage of his career.
The Celtics reportedly have expressed “significant interest” in Poeltl, but the reported asking price is pretty steep at two first-round picks.
Whether it’s Poeltl or someone else, adding frontcourt depth would be a smart play for the Celtics as they try to fortify their roster before the trade deadline.