The Boston Celtics will be strapped for cash this offseason and will likely look to the bargain bin in free agency to add more personnel to their rotation.
At 43-21, it’s no secret that, leading up to the March 11th COVID-19 induced hiatus, the Boston Celtics were one of the best teams the league had to offer in 2019-20.
By the time of the suspension, the shamrocks found themselves placed in the third seed in the Eastern Conference, the fifth seed in the entire NBA, and, as of March 10th, found themselves clinching their sixth consecutive postseason berth.
Thanks in large to the impressive performances of All-Stars Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, arguable All-Star snub Jaylen Brown, former All-Star Gordon Hayward, and Swiss Army man Marcus Smart Boston was viewed as a legitimate contender to represent the east in this year’s NBA Finals.
However, though the aforementioned players managed to ball out for the most part of the season, it’s not to say that Danny Ainge and co. won’t try everything in their power to upgrade the rest of the roster surrounding this core come the offseason.
From the backup point guard position to their center rotation — regardless of how solid Daniel Theis has been this year — the team needs to address many areas within their rotation that can legitimately be seen as “weak” if they truly want to better position themselves for a championship run.
Though they will find themselves strapped for cash during this year’s free agency period — whenever that may be — there are a few realistic targets the team could target that would instantaneously help bolster their rotation come 2020-21.