The Boston Celtics will always be on the lookout for cheap, young talent, and one player who fits that subscription to a tee is Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb. The Thunder have not openly said that he is available, but you can bet they would be open to moving him if the right offer fell into their laps. Lamb seemed like a good breakout candidate for this upcoming season, but the Thunder are reportedly close to signing Mike Miller to a contract, further erasing available playing time for Lamb. Current Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is further up the depth chart than Lamb and seems to be a lock for an increased role this season.
Those two dominoes will probably lead to a similar role as last season for Lamb. That entails strictly mop up duty, a role he obviously can’t be pleased with. The Celtics make a ton of sense as a new destination because he is a very young player with a lot of upside, not to mention ample playing time is also available in the Celtics back court. The only locks for large roles are point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Avery Bradley. Lamb would bring excellent developmental tools for the Celtics coaching staff to work with. He can shoot the ball with unlimited range and just needs to fine tune his overall dribbling and mid-range game. He also needs to continue to get stronger.
The Celtics will always be active on the trade market, and Lamb makes a ton of sense for the future of the organization.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18