Yesterday, it was laughably reported that the Celtics had called the Sixers to offer up Marcus Smart and their two first-round picks this year (numbers 16 and 28) for Nerlens Noel and the third overall pick. That didn’t go anywhere. But the offer was reportedly for more than just Smart… but still dumb:
The Celtics must really want that pick if they’re offering Olynyk, Smart, a pick, and whomever else you want, really. We presume (if only for fun) that they pitched Evan Turner.
So what’s the big deal? Apparently they want Okafor, and think they can hop into the Sixers’ spot to get him if Russell is gone:
With “optionality” and “assets” and all of that, it’s hard to imagine Hinkie giving up a top-three pick for two picks outside of the lottery, even if their #1 guy is gone.
The Celtics are starting to sound like a desperate ex-girlfriend. Or MacGruber.