The Boston Celtics will be strapped for cash this offseason, but it’s still ok to pinpoint free agents that would be perfect fits on the team.
We all know the truth Boston Celtics fans — the shamrocks, regardless of this unfortunate hiatus, are still one of the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in this year’s NBA Finals.
Leading up to the COVID-19 induced suspension on March 11th, Beantown stood pat in the upper echelon of teams out east with a record of 43-21. Ranking as the third seed in their conference, fifth in the entire association and, with their victory over Indiana on March 10th, had clinched their sixth straight playoff berth. With this, many across the nation believed the Cs to be a real threat to the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and, in turn, could be a trouble for any team they wound up facing come playoff time.
Now, despite the unfortunate hiccup within the season, Celtics fans and, apparently, Jalen Rose still believe this to be the case. In fact, Rose would go as far to say that they’re even the favorites out east:
“In a neutral situation, the way the season is about to be shotgun started again, I’m taking the Celtics in the East,” Rose said. “I’m taking the Celtics in the East, because one of the great things about the Bucks – of course, their game does travel – but their home court was a huge advantage for them, a major advantage. If we’re playing pickup ball, and the Celtics and Bucks players are in the gym, I’m going to pick Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the next four or five picks are going to be Celtics. That’s my choice to come out of the East.”
What’s most impressive about Boston’s situation is, though they’re in such a great place this season, they have a chance to get even better come 2020-21. This has to do with many factors including the NBA Draft — where they have three first-round picks –, potential offseason trades (HH’s personal favorite topic of discussion) and, of course, free agency.
It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics will be strapped for cash this offseason — as they have big-money invested in Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and, pretty soon, Jayson Tatum. However, that’s not to say Danny Ainge won’t be active on the open market trying to round up some impressive talents to come don the green & white threads.
In the past, we’ve discussed many hypothetical targets that fit the bill of numerous topics — bargain-bin players, dream scenario signings, most realistic targets, etc.
Today, we will be embarking on a new topic of discussion: perfect fit free-agents. We put the team’s money situation to the side and solely looked into players skill sets that would best mesh with the current makeup of the roster and the scheme in which the Cs run.
Read on to see who we deem as the perfect free-agent fits for the Boston Celtics this offseason: