KEY POINTS

  • The Boston Celtics may tweak roster if they continue to struggle this NBA season
  • The Celtics can trade Dennis Schroder to other teams
  • Other stars on the roster could be traded away if their fortunes continue to dwindle

The Boston Celtics have decisions to make, considering that they are not exactly doing so well at this point of the 2021-22 NBA season.

Players signed during the offseason are eligible to be traded starting December 15, and the 28-year-old guard is one of many players on that list, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported.

There are speculations that the Celtics may change up their roster, particularly with their 14-14 record in the Eastern Conference as of this writing.

However, there is also the possibility that the Celtics may opt to keep the 6-foot-1 guard for now since he has been performing well behind resident stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Schroder has been averaging 17.5 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in 26 games this season.

These are notable jumps from the performance he had with the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Hence, the Celtics need to decide carefully who to deal away if they want to tweak their roster. 

If so, it could be detrimental to the German guard who is trying to build his stock in his pursuit to land a lucrative deal.

This was something he had hoped to get during the offseason, but his previous stint with the Lakers hardly justified that.

Right now, he seems on course to achieving that and possibly landing that dream contract next summer.

But if he is dealt to another team, it would mean another round of adjustments that could hamper his run so far this NBA season.

But as far as the Celtics are concerned, more attention may be given to another player. Brown has been frequently mentioned in trade talks.

The Celtics are coming off a 117-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. They are scheduled to host the Golden State Warriors in their next assignment on Friday, December 17.

Dennis Schroder #71 of the Boston Celtics Dennis Schroder #71 of the Boston Celtics Photo: Getty Images | Omar Rawlings