Boston Celtics: BR views this free agent as top C’s target

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Bleacher Report gave their insight into just who the Boston Celtics should target in free agency in the offseason.

While the 2019-20 season is still raging on in the Lake Buena Vista bubble in Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports campus, the 2020 offseason looms in the not-so-distant future. Ideally, the Boston Celtics won’t have to think about the postseason until hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy and hosting what would likely be a virtual parade of some sort.

While that entire paragraph would be strange to read out of context in any other year, it is par for the course in this pandemic ravaged 2020. Luckily, some normalcy in the form of NBA transactions will soon distract us from the wealth of depressing issues the world is currently coping with. Of course, free agent transactions and the NBA Draft don’t typically happen in November but…just go with it.

Bleacher Report recently posted an article targeting an ideal free agent fit for every contender. Correctly putting Boston as a tier 1 contender in the Eastern Conference, BR identified Chris Boucher of the Toronto Raptors as a C’s addition:

"Prioritizing Boucher would be a gamble for anyone looking to demonstratively expand his minutes. He fouls a lot—too much. But the Celtics have Theis and RWIII. Boucher is more of a swing-for-the-fences addition they can plug in as needed.Write off Boston as a landing spot if other teams start foaming at the mouth for his services. Non-taxpayers and cap-space squads can pay him more—Boucher isn’t subject to the Gilbert Arenas Rule since he has three years of experience—and his incumbent Toronto Raptors may not hesitate to match a contract worth the mini MLE."

What do you guys think? Should the Boston Celtics pursue the Toronto Raptors big man?

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