As we hear more rumbles around the league about what teams might be up to, some intel on the trade situation of San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl is making the rounds in a recent article by Spurs Talk’s LJ Ellis. The Celtics, who have been tied to Poeltl by several reports, most recently the Athletic’s Shams Charania, are reportedly including “a completely unprotected 2028 first round pick.”
Currently, Boston has obligations to send that draft pick to the Spurs in a swap from the Derrick White deal should San Antonio ask for it, unless it’s the No. 1 overall pick. “In this proposed Poeltl deal, the Spurs would get the 2028 first round pick outright and the first overall pick protection would be dropped,” suggests Lidell.
This would signal significant interest from Boston given they’d likely match reports suggesting the Spurs would prefer two firsts for Poeltl given they have interest in trying to re-sign the Austrian center.
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According to the Spurs Talk analyst, Boston the Celtics reportedly see Poeltl “as the perfect fit to fortify their frontcourt as they gear up for a championship push.”
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