REPORT: Boston Celtics Making “Late Push” To Trade For James Harden

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Nobody expected this one.

The Boston Celtics “are making a late push” for Houston Rockets guard James Harden, according to Heavy’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

Scoop would go on to explain how the Celtics are trying to flip both Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward for draft picks and young assets, which would help them obtain James Harden.

Both Hayward and Walker have found themselves in the fast-moving rumor mill Tuesday. Hayward, who agreed to postpone his opt-in deadline from Tuesday to Thursday, was said to be in a package offered to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jrue Holiday, who then went to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics also received calls about Walker from the Chicago Bulls, and the point guard reportedly was dangled in trade talks to “everybody.”

The pairing of James Harden and Jayson Tatum could be quite deadly in an already stacked Eastern conference.

UPDATE: The Celtics reportedly have no interest in Harden, according to Mark Murphy: