What type of player are you hoping for?
Noon today is the date that things can start to happen right? Isn't that when we should hear what has become of the SAC-ATL-BOS trade? That was reported as a done deal, and then it wasn't. Since then, ATL has signed Collins and we have traded Moses Brown. Not sure if that changes anything. If it is still just Thompson for Dunn and Fernando, that is not so exciting.Would really be quite disappointing if it just ends up TT for Dunn & Fernando. I want fireworks
I'm hoping that Sacramento adds Bagley to the deal, other than Kyle Anderson there aren't many players I want who would match salaries on expiring contracts. Since Brad isn't signing players for longer than one year the Celtics are limited in who they can take back. I know a move like Bagley would push the C's into the tax but it's not like they will be paying the tax next year.
To me, I would be much more excited to get Bagley and his one year deal + qualifying offer options. Young player with upside, position of need, perfect fit alongside Tatum and Brown, matches the timeline, plenty of cap management options. What is not to like? He has been right at 14.5 pts / 7.5 rebs his whole career and is only 22. That is way better than anyone we have had at PF in quite a while.
I also like Markkanen for many of the same reasons. Markkanen has done more so far in his career; has a 19 pts/9 rebs season as a starter in 2018-19 but has gone down from there since. He is still young (24) and has plenty of upside potential (yes, the "P" word). Maybe not as much of an athlete as Bagley but has better shooting numbers (40% from 3 last season).
Those are my "wish list" guys.
Full disclosure, I lived in Helsinki for a year a while back and am still partial to Finns, thus my fascination with Lauri Markkanen.