Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2016

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics trading Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko for Greg Monroe

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Boston Celtics who are reportedly trading Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko for Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Boston Celtics are one of the NBA teams who dreamt of building a title contender team next season. In the recent free agency, the Celtics succeeded to acquire center Al Horford but failed to get their main target, Kevin Durant.

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The Boston Celtics have been included in various trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook. However, it seems like they cannot make a successful deal to acquire a superstar. The Celtics are near to complete their roster. There are speculations that they are still eyeing to add another player to upgrade their roster.

In the wake of Milwaukee's re-signing of Miles Plumlee, league sources say that Bucks center Greg Monroe remains available via trade

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Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe has been included in the trading block after the team decided to re-sign Miles Plumlee. Several NBA teams expressed their interest to trade for the 26-year-old center, including the Boston Celtics.

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Adam McGee of Behind The Buck Pass suggested that the Boston Celtics should trade Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko for Greg Monroe.

“A package comprising of Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko would certainly provide Milwaukee with much better fits than Monroe, and could act as a nice makeweight deal for the Celtics until something better comes around in free agency next summer.” McGee wrote.

If the Celtics succeed to acquire Greg Monroe, it will let Al Horford slip to his natural position at four. The 26-year-old center will be a big help in the Celtics’ frontcourt, especially on the offensive end. With the other Eastern Conference teams doing good in upgrading their roster, the Boston Celtics should find a way to get better.

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Greg Monroe was also involved in trade rumors with the New Orlean Pelicans. However, the trade deal is questionable to proceed since the Pelicans do not have enough trade assets to offer to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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