Celtics Should Take Look at Trevor Booker

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Would current Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker be a fit for the Boston Celtics?  He has had an unimpressive season and is currently sidelined with a wrist injury.  He should return fairly soon and he could be a good, cheap option for the Celtics as they look to add to their front court.  Still only 25, Booker offers great size at 6’8, 240 pounds and is also a capable jump shooter around the perimeter.  He is another guy the Wizards surely would move for the right price.  Even when he returns to the Washington lineup, he is still very far down the depth chart in the front court.  Nene Hilario, Kevin Seraphin and Emeka Okafor are all ahead of him on the totem pole.

Booker would be another guy the Celtics figure to kick the tires on.  His asking price shouldn’t be too high.  It would be foolish of the Wizards to simply give him away and they figure to try and get as much value as they possible can for him.  The problem on their end is that he is averaging only four points and four rebounds per game this season.

If his averages are so poor, why would the Celtics be interested in him?  First, he is still a young player and the word “young” certainly has to intrigue Boston.  He is also only one season removed from a solid campaign that saw him average nearly nine points per game and seven rebounds per game.  He would offer the Celtics more depth in the front court.

The Celtics figure to be looking at a lot of guys leading up to the trading deadline and Booker could be one of them.

 

Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18


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