Knicks: Celtics Interested in Trading for Kristaps Porzingis (Report)
Dec 4, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots a free throw during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 106-98. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics are reportedly interested in acquiring New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis – who they’re willing to move via trade.

After news was leaked this morning about the New York Knicks interest in trading away forward Kristaps Porzingis, one suitor has emerged.

According to Stefan Bondy of The NY Daily News, the Boston Celtics are interested in a deal for Porzingis.

When it comes to formulating a potential deal, the Celtics have a plethora of trade assets. They have number three pick in this week’s NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first round pick, as well as young up and coming players Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown.

News of the Celtics’ interest in the Latvian comes after his brother, Janis, was on the record saying that Porzingis wants to stay in New York, but is frustrated by the dysfunction within the Knicks’ franchise.

Last year, Porzingis averaged 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, as well as 2.0 blocks per game.

Robbie Stratakos is a New York Knicks/Giants Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY (ESNY); he also covers the NBA nationally. He previously wrote at Last Word On Pro Basketball and Empire Writes Back. In addition to writing for ESNY, Robbie is an MLB columnist at Baseball Essential. He previously wrote at HardBallScoop - part of Scout/CBS Interactive/247Sports, Last Word On Baseball and District On Deck. He is attending Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Follow him on twitter @RPStratakos