This offseason, there will be a plethora of intriguing talents to hit the unrestricted free agency market. Which ones should the Boston Celtics pass on, and which should they pursue?
Heading into the Disney bubble, the Boston Celtics are easily one of the most buzzed-about franchises that will be partaking in the upcoming season resumption.
Along with the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and the reigning champion Toronto Raptors, the Cs find themselves ranked within the upper-echelon of a vast majority of power rankings, and are even considered by some high-profile analysts as a true “dark horse” contender to win it all in 2020.
— Hardwood Houdini (@HoudiniCeltics) July 16, 2020
Not were the Cs one of the best teams in the NBA throughout the 2019-20 campaign but, also, rostered arguably the best core-five as well; frankly, with the likes of Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, and Marcus Smart, it’s hard to argue against such a claim.
However, despite this, the team is still not quite ready to be considered a “perfect unit.” With numerous deficiencies on their roster such as a relatively weak frontcourt rotation, a lackadaisical answer at backup point guard and, simply put, putrid offensive production off the pine, the Cs will likely look to the free agency market to address some of these areas of concern.
Luckily for them, though not necessarily seen as a “stacked” free agency class, there will be a plethora of talented ballers available for the taking. However, the question is: which ones should Danny Ainge pursue, and which should he pass on?
The Houdini is here for our second installment of the highly praised game we like to call “Pass or Pursue” where we discuss whether or not Boston should sit out on talks of acquiring a specific player, or if they should actively try to attain them.
So, without further adieu, let’s get started: