While the rest of the 2019-20 season is still up in the air, the league’s offseason is still seen as an inevitability. Whenever this period officially commences, the Boston Celtics should consider pursuing these three specific big’s in free agency.
The Boston Celtics were having themselves an unbelievably successful season prior to the league’s COVID-19 induced hiatus on March 11th.
By this point in the schedule the team had accumulated a record of 43-21. They ranked as the third seed in the Eastern Conference, the fifth seed in the entire NBA and, just day before the suspension, clinched their sixth consecutive postseason berth — C’s have the second most playoff appearances since the turn of the century.
As a unit, night in and night out they boasted one of the best core rotations the league had to offer in 2019-20. With perennial All-Star Kemba Walker, arguable All-Star snub Jaylen Brown, first (of many) time All-Star Jayson Tatum, former All-Star Gordon Hayward and First-Team All-Defensive guard Marcus Smart as your sixth man, it’s easy to believe this core often instils fear into the hearts of their opponents.
Though there aren’t many weaknesses found on this team, perhaps their biggest area of concern lies at their center rotation. While current starter Daniel Theis has performed admirably throughout this year’s campaign, he is not exactly what people view as the answer at the pivot, especially when considering the east consists of dominant bigs such as Joel Embiid, Nikola Vučević and Giannis Antetokounmpo, just to name a few.
In short: the Boston Celtics could use for an upgrade at the five.
With this in mind, once free agency comes around, the team could be in search of talents who could help bolster the position and, in turn, help shore up the team’s weakest area in the rotation.
In regard to whom the C’s could target, the Houdini’s got you covered. Here are three bigs Boston should pursue in free agency.