Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are doing well but need to make sure their frontline is ready for the tougher games this NBA season. Michael Reaves/Getty Images


  • The Celtics could add another big man by the NBA trade deadline
  • Jakob Poeltl of the Spurs is linked to the Celtics, but no imminent deal is seen for now
  • The Celtics are speculated to get a filler for Rob Williams and Al Horford

So far, things are looking good for the Boston Celtics who are aiming to return to the NBA Finals.

As of this writing, the Celtics hold a league-best 14-4 win-loss record to lead the Eastern Conference.

Their latest win was a 125-112 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, November 23.

Looking ahead, Boston knows that anything can change–especially once other struggling teams are able to find their groove.

One void that needs to be addressed on the Cs' side is the frontline.

Rob Williams remains out but could return next month as the 25-year-old center had undergone surgery to repair his knee.

Also missing from the roster is veteran Al Horford, who nurses a low-back stiffness.

There is no telling if this would be concerning once the latter stages of the 2022-23 NBA season come around.

Hence, it would be wise for the Celtics to take in some insurance by checking out the available big men in the free-agent market.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN speculated that Boston could be hunting for a big man to add by the NBA trade deadline in February 2023.

"I think another big man, another center who could play minutes in the case of Rob Williams missing time or a 36-year-old Al Horford being out. They are trying to close every hole they can to be a championship team. We can watch Boston as they get closer to the trade deadline, seeing if there are any frontcourt help off their bench they could acquire," Wojnarowski claimed.

For now, it remains unknown as to who the Celtics may be targeting.

One figure that has been linked to the Celtics is Jakob Poeltl of the San Antonio Spurs, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN when he appeared on the latest episode of The Hoop Collective.

Boston is making do with its rotation of big men for now. That involves Blake Griffin, Luke Kornet and Noah Vonleh.

Based on their performance thus far, the Celtics are holding up. But then again, the bigger matches are expected to be different–a reason why the Cs need to cover all bases.

Al Horford, Boston Celtics
Al Horford continues to be saddled by back injuries for the Boston Celtics. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images