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New ESPN trade proposal sees Damian Lillard dealt to Celtics WITHOUT giving up Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart or Robert Williams III

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– The Celtics Wire December 8, 2021

The proposal

A panel of NBA experts put together five such proposals for a Wednesday article dedicated to re-homing Lillard, and NBA Insider Kevin Pelton whipped up quite a blockbuster for Boston to ponder. Co/lCf5rGwSE8

– The Celtics Wire December 8, 2021

It also includes a 2022 first-round pick, a 2024 first-round pick, a 2026 first-round pick, and a 2028 first-round pick for draft assets. Co/XUv9Q4rXyO

– The Celtics Wire December 8, 2021

If for some reason the Blazers said yes, the Celtics would still have three of their own first-round picks left to add talent via the draft or in trades, but likely a short window of two or maybe three years to maximize Lillard before decline likely sets in.

But in the unlikely event it was on the table, it would be hard to say no to injecting such talent into the team while retaining Boston’s core four for the future of Tatum, Brown, Marcus Smart, and Robert Williams III.

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