The oft-rumored Celtics trade target seems to be viewed as a part of the Kings’ future plans based on reporting we are hearing in several corners.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix echoes this, noting that while the Celtics have been “Focused” on Barnes, the team “Won’t force a deal, with team officials seeing value in holding on to the exception into free agency.”
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– The Celtics Wire March 16, 2021
Mannix expects the Celtics to keep inquiring up to the deadline as do we, but we may want to adjust our collective expectations.
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