Report: Celtics Unwilling To Pay ‘Premium Prices’ For Dwight Howard, Al Horford


February 18, 2016

The NBA trade deadline is just about here, which means a few things. You have to take everything you hear and read with a grain of salt, and everything is subject to change.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the latest on the Boston Celtics, via Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski reported Thursday morning that the Celtics currently are unwilling to pay “premium prices” in a trade with the Houston Rockets or Atlanta Hawks that would allow the C’s to acquire Dwight Howard or Al Horford, respectively.

Wojnarowski offers no more information than that, but we’re guessing that might have something to do with the Brooklyn Nets’ 2016 first-round pick that the Celtics currently hold.

Again, that’s not exactly ground-breaking stuff. There’s still plenty of time left until the deadline, and plenty of things could change. In fact, current prices — the ones that reportedly are too high for the Celtics’ liking at the moment — could drop as the day goes on.

It will be especially interesting to monitor the Howard market. The Houston big man is expected to become a free agent in the offseason, and that’s probably one of the factors that’s reportedly hurting the Rockets’ chances of trading him.

USA TODAY’s Sam Amick shared this bit about Howard:

Time will tell.

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