Celtics reportedly trying to set up move for Jrue Holiday


Celtics rumors season is officially in full swing, and this latest one is pretty spicy.

According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, the Celtics "have emerged as a potential destination" for Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday.

Here's what it would entail: The Celtics would package their three first-round picks (Nos. 14, 26 and 30) to move up into the top 10, then flip that pick to New Orleans for Holiday.

There would have to be another piece as well, as the Celtics would need to move salary to make the deal work. O'Connor suggests Gordon Hayward or Kemba Walker could end up on the move in this scenario.

Hayward's name has surfaced in plenty of rumors this offseason, both as a trade piece and as a free agent if he chooses to opt out of his contract.

Walker is a very interesting possibility. It would be surprising to see the Celtics move on from him after just one season, but he and Holiday -- who are both 30 -- play the same position, and there are injury concerns with Walker.

Holiday has averaged at least 19 points and 6 assists per game each of the last three seasons. He is signed for a little more than $26 million for this season and has a player option for next season.