Nemanja Bjelica is expected to be one of the top targets, ahead of the trade deadline, for several teams in the playoff race. According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Boston Celtics appear to be a top suitor for the forward.
“Sacramento is holding out for a younger player and a second-round pick in return, sources said. Barnes was often mentioned as the Celtics’ ideal addition this deadline, but multiple league sources mentioned Boston as a top suitor for Bjelica.”
The report suggests that Bjelica wants to be moved as he will become an unrestricted free agent after the end of the season.
This season, Bjelica is averaging 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in just 17.2 minutes per game. He is a known quantity as a stretch forward despite struggling from deep (28.6%) this season.