Simulating Celtics’ next 10 games before 2022 NBA trade deadline

The Boston Celtics have 10 more games left to play until the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline.

This stretch gives C’s president of basketball operations Brad Stevens one final opportunity to assess individual players and the team’s performance overall before deciding whether to pull the trigger on trades.

If the Celtics go on a run and win a bunch of these upcoming games, perhaps Stevens will be aggressive in pursuing roster upgrades. A lackluster stretch might result in the C’s doing very little at the deadline.

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Boston reportedly is targeting a wing/playmaker-type of player ahead of the trade deadline, which makes sense. A pass-first point guard and/or another wing defender would be huge additions to this roster.

How will the Celtics perform over this critical 10-game span? Our friends at Strat-O-Matic simulated all of the matchups and the results we’re pretty interesting. Let’s dive in.

GAME RESULTS

Date Opponent Result Points Rebounds Assists
1/21 vs. Trail Blazers 135-124 W J. Brown 50 J. Nurkic 16 Multiple 8
1/23 at Wizards 108-103 W J. Brown 29 J. Tatum 12 J. Tatum 7
1/25 vs. Kings 131-119 L D. Fox 41 R. Holmes 12 Multiple 8
1/28 at Hawks 103-92 L J. Brown 26 C. Capela 14 T. Young 5
1/29 at Pelicans 133-126 L J. Tatum 46 J. Tatum 16 A. Horford 9
1/31 vs. Heat 125-124 L K. Lowry 28 A.…

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