• Boston Celtics join bidding contest to acquire Clint Capela
  • Celtics could offer their first round draft picks
  • Rockets are in search for wing man

The bidding spectacle involving Rockets center Clint Capela continues. Following an initial report saying that Houston is actively shopping the Swiss big man to Eastern Conference teams, the Boston Celtics appeared to have received the memo as they are reportedly joining the pitching contest.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN wrote, "Another team engaged with the Houston Rockets in trade talks for center Clint Capela: The Boston Celtics."

This report came after Wojnarowski previously said that the Atlanta Hawks also expressed their interest to trade for Capela. Now teams, along with the Celtics, are starting to line up to present their bids.

Just like the Hawks, the Celtics are in dire need of a reliable big guy to man the paint. It is not the first time Boston got involved in the same kind of talks as they have been vocal about having a porous front court.

Hence, if urgency is to be considered, the Celtics should have the upperhand over the rest of the bidders.

The Celtics remain as one of the contenders in the East while the Hawks sit at the cellar. And with three days left before the trade deadline, Danny Ainge might just pull off a desperate move to finally answer their lack of big man woes that averted their title chances in the prior years.

Boston is firm on keeping their core five but they hold several first round draft picks in the next couple of years which they can utilize as assets in their trade deals.

With the Rockets being said to be looking for a wing man, those draft picks could give them more flexibility to choose a player of such position with more potential and upside.

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In this picture, Brad Stevens of the Celtics looks on in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, May 21, 2018. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images