The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA titles in the franchise's history, but if the team is to compete this season for another championship in the upcoming basketball season, moves to add some youth and talent will be necessary.
Boston has a glaring weakness at center and that was the team's downfall last year as their defense in the paint was terrible in the playoffs. The trade of Kendrick Perkins really hurt the team, and now the front office will need to address the problem if the Celtics are to move forward.
The latest rumor as reported on Bleacher Report has the Celtics looking at LA Clippers center Chris Kaman. Kaman has become trade-able with the play of youngster Deandre Jordan, and a change of scenery could be best for him and the team. Kaman averaged over 12 points and seven rebounds in limited action last season, and Boston could really use those kinds of numbers if they want to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference.
The deal would need to include either a small forward or draft picks as the Clippers could use the cap space to bring in a veteran forward. The Clippers are a terrific young team, and a veteran presence is necessary if the team wants to compete for a playoff spot in the upcoming NBA season.