Though they’ll be strapped for cash this offseason, the Boston Celtics could lure a few complimentary ballers in during free agency with the veteran’s minimum.
When one tends to think of the Boston Celtics in 2019-20, they automatically begin to think of their menacing core group of players. With guys like Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, and Marcus Smart it’s had to argue why.
However, lost in the hype are the few but very prominent weak areas within this team’s rotation. Perhaps one of Boston’s most glaring sore spots is the underwhelming scoring production from their second unit.
Though coming into the season the team’s depth was seen as one of their potential strengths, as the season has worn on its been evident that it has been anything but.
As things currently stand, the shamrock’s second unit ranks 29th in the league in points per game (27.2), 27th in 3-point percentage (31.6), and 22nd in offensive rating (52.3).
Due to the abundance of financial commitments towards the team’s top players, money will indefinitely be tight for Danny Ainge and co. this offseason, making the odds of the Cs landing one of this year’s best free-agent talents very slim.
However, just because they won’t be able to nab any stars in this year’s crop, that doesn’t mean they can’t still add some quality assets on reasonable contracts to help bolster a specific area such as bench scoring.
In regard to how they could do this, the Celtics could easily go the route of offering the league’s veteran minimum to some worthy ballers.
As for who they could potentially target with such an offer, the Houdini’s got two specific players in mind: