• The Boston Celtics may benefit from signing Charlotte Hornets' sharpshooter Devonte' Graham
  • Graham has drastically improved this season with averages of 18.2 points per game
  • One of Graham's best games of the year includes a 40-point outburst against the Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Celtics are among the more highly followed teams in the league with their rich history and consistent performance in the Eastern Conference. The franchise remains as fan favorites and speculation has emerged that one player they can benefit from in the succeeding years is Charlotte Hornets’, Devonte' Graham.

It has been a stellar season for Graham with the way he has proven himself as a prominent shooter in the league. The 25-year-old has improved this year as his numbers jumped to 18.2 points per game coming from a small 4.7 average in his rookie campaign. The six-foot-one point guard is also tallying 7.5 assists per night and is on pace to become one of the better rising stars in the league.

Per Hardwood Houdini, the Celtics could use an additional boost in the future by trading for a prominent scorer to the team. While Boston remains to be one of the more popular teams in the league, Danny Ainge and the rest of the front office continues to search for additional firepower to the organization.

The team is already stacked with talent considering prominent All-Star Kemba Walker has been tallying strong numbers for the squad. In addition to this, Jayson Tatum has blossomed into a franchise player with his first All-Star berth this season.

Couple this with trustworthy forwards such as Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward and the Celtics are on pace to win more games with their formidable lineup. Despite their strengths, adding someone of Graham’s ability to light up the scoreboard off the bench could also be beneficial in the long run.

The rise of Graham this year was highlighted by multiple clutch plays where the scorer showed no hesitation when the pressure was at it’s highest. One of the biggest moments of his season involves a 40-point outburst against the Brooklyn Nets where he tallied seven big three-pointers. The instant offense he’s capable of could serve as an asset for teams like Boston.

It will be interesting to see how the Celtics will move on to build their roster moving forward. The team is currently in position as a strong contender in the Eastern Conference and it will be pivotal on how they can further improve their lineup for the years to come.

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Head coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics calls a timeout against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Capital One Arena on Feb. 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images