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NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics Deciding Between RJ Hunter And James Young, TJ McConnell To Start At Point Guard With Philadelphia 76ers

By Joseph S. , Oct 18, 2016 04:00 AM EDT
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The Boston Celtics has to make tough decisions quickly as the next season is about to open. They are carrying 20 players whose contracts are still guaranteed. A number of NBA trade rumors say that the team is still deciding between R.J. Hunter and James Young this preseason.

Some Heavy Evaluations Must Be Done This Week

Boston Celtics management has some heavy evaluation work to do this week. They need to get down to the 15 player maximum by Oct. 24 which is strictly mandated by the league. The team played to host Brooklyn on Oct. 17 prior to closing out the exhibition game on Oct. 16 where they played against the New York Knicks.

"I think the one thing that's been very clear is there's nothing really clear with regard to that right now, as far as finalizing our 15 people on the roster," said Brad Stevens, Celtics head coach in an interview with the Boston Globe. "They've all really, really improved, really made great strides. It's going to be a tough call to ultimately not have a couple of these guys on our roster full-time," he added.

Opening Night Will See McConnell Of The 76ers Starting As Point Guard

Meanwhile, several NBA trade rumors suggest that the Philadelphia 76ers is set to start T.J. McConnell as the point guard on opening night. The team members have already entered training camp with still so many things left to think about. There's still one preseason game that they need to play. But the 76ers roster count is still at 20 players due to injuries.

The team has only two slots to fill and the big question is who will be the final two players? There are four potential players that can fill up the final two slots according to some NBA trade rumors. They are Brandon Paul, Elton Brand, Nik Stauskas and Hollis Thompson. By next week, fans will see who of the four will make it to team.

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