BOSTON (CBS) - The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, February 19 at 3pm ET, and over the weekend three names were linked to the Celtics for potential trades: Ty Lawson, DeMarcus Cousins and Enes Kanter.
On Tuesday morning, Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand weighed in on the rumors and played "yay or nay" with the players.
Nuggets PG Ty Lawson
Bertrand: "Awesome player. I like him quite a bit. But I don't get it. I don't get why the Celtics would trade for him. What's the point of drafting Marcus Smart? Smart is a point guard. He's not your shooting guard. He's going to be your point guard. You have him on your team right now playing the point. He's playing a ton of minutes right now; he's developing and getting into that role. Since [trading Rajon Rondo] it's pretty much been the Marcus Smart show. He's the young point guard that you used a top 10 pick on to get. Why would you move on from that already? Ty Lawson doesn't make sense, even though I really like Ty Lawson."
Zolak: "I love the player, I like the player, but he doesn't fit here."
Kings C DeMarcus Cousins
Bertrand: "Now this one makes sense to me."
Zolak: "Now we've got a player."
Bertrand: "Does Sacramento want to trade him? That's the question. Maybe they do want to move him, if that's the case what do they want in return? He makes sense to me. I understand that one. I'm on board with that one. The guy can play."
Zolak: "I'd take Cousins in a second."
Jazz F/C Enes Kanter
Bertrand: "Kanter's name has been thrown around too, and you know what? That's shopping in the bargain bin. He doesn't do anything for you. He's a reclamation project is what he is; a high draft pick that has not lived up to where he was drafted. I'm not giving up anything for that guy. Not wasting my time with that. That's work. That's development. With the stash of draft picks the Celtics have, I want them to do better than that. Focus on DeMarcus Cousins. I love Ty Lawson, but I just don't know how he fits."
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