Boston Celtics trade rumors 2016: Finishing a deal remains top priority?

The Boston Celtics are a loaded team but it is reported that accomplishing a trade is still on top of their list as the 2016-17 National Basketball Association (NBA) season nears. 

(Reuters/Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0, left) celebrates with guard Isaiah Thomas (4) after the game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Celtics defeated the Warriors 109-106.

In a report by The Inquisitr, it was mentioned that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is going to likely search for trade partners to whom they can send the player/s that will not make it to the final lineup.

This means despite having a talented squad, Ainge still aims to improve the C's - something that is understandable considering the way the past two seasons went for them. 

In each of those campaigns, the Celtics showed great promise. Unfortunately, both ended with first round exits. 

That is why the Celtics went out and made improvements during the off-season. Perhaps the biggest of these was the signing of former All-Star center Al Horford. 

If this is to be followed, expected to be involved are either R.J. Hunter, Demetrius Jackson, and James Young. All three are the ones battling for a roster spot and there is the possibility of the unsuccessful one being dealt. 

The Celtics are unlikely accomplishing a blockbuster deal using one of these guys but they might land a quality role player or an efficient reserve. Another option is to include him in a package deal since they have a lot of assets, which is a major reason why they frequented the rumor mill. 

As of the moment, the possibilities are vast for the Celtics, although instead of a trade, they might want to focus more on establishing chemistry with the season set to open in just a few days. 

The Celtics still have one preseason contest left against the New York Knicks. Following this, they return to action on Oct. 26, opening their season with a home game versus the Brooklyn Nets.

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