LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson has thought very highly of the 2023-24 Boston Celtics. On his X account, Johnson tweeted the difference between the Celtics and the other teams in the Eastern Conference.
“Outside of the Boston Celtics, multiple teams in the East need to make a trade before the deadline, including the Bucks, 76ers, Knicks, Cavaliers, and the Hawks.”
Boston currently sports the best record in the NBA, which places them first among Eastern Conference teams. They are currently 3.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks for the first seed. Per Tankathon, they have the second-easiest schedule remaining, behind only the Orlando Magic.
Even if the Celtics look for a trade, they have very limited trade options. They have a $6.2 million Grant Williams trade exception, and they likely won’t trade any of their top six players. At the same time, given their comfortable lead, they aren’t in dire need of another player.