Davis Bertans

NBA rumors: Celtics 'made several strong offers' for Wizards' Davis Bertans

NBA rumors: Celtics 'made several strong offers' for Wizards' Davis Bertans

The Boston Celtics' failure to acquire Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans before Thursday's NBA trade deadline wasn't due to a lack of effort.

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported Thursday the Celtics made a serious attempt to trade for Bertans, but they were turned away by the Wizards.


LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

The reported asking price for Bertans was two first-round draft picks. The Celtics could have three first-rounders in the 2020 draft (their own, plus picks from the Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks). The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reports the C's were reluctant to pay that price.

Bertans would've been an ideal trade deadline pickup for the Celtics as a bench scorer who can shoot a high percentage from 3-point range. The 27-year-old forward is averaging 15 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.9 percent on 3-point attempts.

The Celtics didn't make any trade before the deadline, which isn't too surprising given president of basketball operations Danny Ainge's history of midseason moves. Boston could still add players through the buyout market, which they've done several times during Ainge's tenure in charge.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Hawks-Celtics, which begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

NBA trade deadline live: Latest updates, rumors, news as Celtics weigh options

NBA trade deadline live: Latest updates, rumors, news as Celtics weigh options

Is a blockbuster trade in the works on NBA trade deadline day?

Teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to make deals, and we already saw two moves come through Wednesday night: The Miami Heat reportedly are acquiring Andre Iguodala and sending Justise Winslow to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Philadelphia 76ers are landing Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors.

The Boston Celtics don't appear poised for a big splash, but they still have reported interest in several players, including Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans, Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris and old friend Evan Turner.

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

The pieces all will fall into place over the next several hours. To keep you up to date, below is a running live blog of all the latest updates, rumors, and completed deals from around the Association, Celtics-related or otherwise. (All times Eastern.)

3:30 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas might be hitting the open market, as he's not staying on the Clippers as part of their three-team trade, per The Athletic's David Aldridge.

3 p.m.: The Celtics are standing pat at the deadline, according to The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.

2:55 p.m.: Turns out Isaiah Thomas is on the move ... to the Clippers along with Marcus Morris as part of a three-team deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

2:48 p.m.: Keep an eye on the Celtics with under 15 minutes to go before the deadline...

2:35 p.m.: Here's more context behind that Pistons-Cavaliers trade involving Andre Drummond, courtesy of Kevin O'Connor:

2:30 p.m.: With 30 minutes to go, might former Celtics star Isaiah Thomas be on the move?

2:20 p.m.: Here's a shocker: The Pistons reportedly are trading Andre Drummond, after all.

2:15 p.m.: The Clippers have their man in Marcus Morris, per Shams Charania.

1:40 p.m.: Kevin O'Connor has the latest on Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans. The Celtics currently own three first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft: Their own, Memphis' top-six protected pick and Milwaukee's top-seven protected pick.

1:30 p.m.: The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are trying to land Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks, via The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor:

1:05 p.m.: We have a blockbuster! The Golden State Warriors are sending D'Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade that involves Andrew Wiggins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:

12:15 p.m.: Here are the full details of that Heat-Grizzlies trade, per Adrian Wojnarowski:

11:57 a.m.: Former Celtic Jae Crowder is headed to the Heat -- along with Solomon Hill -- as part of their trade for Andre Iguodala, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Miami will send Dion Waiters to Memphis in return, Charania reports.

11:20 a.m.: Don't expect Christian Wood to go anywhere before the deadline, according to The Athletic's Jay King.

10:35 a.m.: Andre Drummond was a potential big man option for the Celtics, but it sounds like the Pistons won't move him, per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

9:50 a.m.: Boston also made an unsuccessful run at Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, The Athletic's James Edwards III reports.

9:03 a.m.: The Celtics apparently had interest in both Burks and Robinson before they landed in Philly, per freelance NBA reporter Keith Smith.

8:45 a.m.: The Heat reportedly are expanding their trade with Memphis to include the Oklahoma City Thunder, who could send Danilo Gallinari to Miami, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

8:40 a.m.: The Celtics are mostly interested in adding a "center or traditional power forward" if they make any move before 3 p.m., the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett reports.

Click here to listen and subscribe to the Celtics Talk Podcast:

 

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of the NBA trade deadline. This Thursday at 2:30 p.m., stream the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBoston.com. Then at 7 p.m., tune into our Celtics Trade Deadline Special.

NBA trade rumors: Should Celtics pay this asking price for Davis Bertans?

NBA trade rumors: Should Celtics pay this asking price for Davis Bertans?

One of the most popular names rumored to be available ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline is Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans, but the price to acquire him is pretty high.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Thursday afternoon that Washington is seeking multiple first-round draft picks for Bertans.

The Celtics have been linked to Bertans in trade rumors for weeks, and his quality outside shooting would address a need for Boston's roster entering the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bertans is averaging 15 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting a very impressive 42.9 percent from 3-point range.

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

The asking price is a lot, but the Celtics could make it work. Boston could have three first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft -- their own, the Memphis Grizzlies' (if it's outside the top six) and the Milwaukee Bucks'. 

The Philadelphia 76ers bolstered their bench with the reported additions of Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III in a trade with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. The Miami Heat reportedly acquired Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala from the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. So some of the Celtics' top rivals in the East are loading up, and it will be interesting to see if Boston does the same.

Bertans would be a stellar acquisition for the Celtics and improve their chances of winning a wide open Eastern Conference.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of the NBA trade deadline. This Thursday at 2:30 p.m., stream the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBoston.com. Then at 7 p.m., tune into our Celtics Trade Deadline Special.