ESPN did one of their "Seven trades we'd like to see for Kawhi Leonard" articles:http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23295190/kawhi-leonard-trades-see-san-antonio-spurs-make-nba
I occasionally sense an underlying belief around here that ESPN has it in for Boston teams. Sometimes I just laugh it off, sometimes it hits home.
But what's with these trade suggestions? For example, they have Philly giving up Fultz, Covington and the No. 10 pick for Leonard. Portland gives up McCollum and a first. The Lakers give up Deng, Ball and Kuzma. Miami gives up pieces: Dragic, Richardson, Winslow, Adebayo.
I'm not saying that there aren't some decent prospects or players in that grouping, but here's what they suggest the Celtics give up:
Trade #1: Kyrie, 2018 #27 and "whatever other picks get the deal done."
Trade #2: Terry and Hayward for Kawhi and Mills.
Seriously? Prospects or decent players from everyone else, stars from the Celtics? DeMar DeRozan is the only other player they suggest that comes close.
I don't know who comes up with these ideas, but they need some help.*
*On the other hand, maybe they don't need help. They clearly did their job by getting me to click on the article and re-post it.