NBA Trades: 3 outside-the-box moves the Boston Celtics must consider

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The Boston Celtics, the number-one overall seed, are looking like the team to beat through the first 40 games of the NBA season. Despite that, they appear to be searching the trade market to fill out their already stacked roster.

While they have limited assets and an expendable salary, they could still manage to make a move or two to improve their rost. That will require some creativity on their part but it is possible. With that in mind, let's take a look at three outside-of-the box moves the Celtics must consider.

3) Scour the buyout market and potentially sign Kelly Olynyk.

Boston is in the market for a big man and has been linked to former Celtics and current Utah Jazz big man Kelly Olynyk. While he has drawn interest from other teams, if he isn't traded, then the Celtics could benefit. After all, they are unable to trade for him unless they are willing to part with Al Horford, but if he isn't traded, then he will almost certainly be bought out by the Jazz.

Better still, even though the new collective bargaining agreement prevents teams such as the Celtics from signing buyout players who were previously making $12.9 million or more, Olynyk is making only $12.1 million. That would be a lucky break, allowing them to narrowly avoid the new rule.

Adding Olynyk would give Boston a stretch-five who can not only space the floor but also attack closeouts and pass. As a backup, he would be an excellent addition, and signing him to a minimum contract, assuming that he does get brought out, would help bolster the best team in the NBA.