Boston Celtics: B/R thinks THIS is biggest free agent hole to fill

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Bleacher Report’s Mandela Namaste broke down every team’s free agency void. What was the biggest hole to fill for the Boston Celtics?

While the preseason consensus of the 2019-20 Boston Celtics was that the team was weak in the frontcourt, the way the season has unfolded has shifted the narrative.

The C’s backcourt has been a position of interest because of its uncertainty. At the offset of the season, it seemed as though Carsen Edwards was set to be a reliable backup combo guard, but he was relegated to the bench. Brad Wanamaker has been an admirable replacement, but a contending team could find a more reliable backup fairly easily on the open market.

Bleacher Report’s Mandela Namaste noted as much in a recent piece highlighting each team’s greatest free agent vacancy to fill:

"Given that Daniel Theis, Enes Kanter and Robert Williams III make up the Celtics’ center rotation, signing a big man would be a reasonable course of action. But the best free-agent centers will be out of Boston’s price range, rendering the team ineligible for the services of Tristan Thompson or Marc Gasol.A more modest pursuit would involve fixing one of the team’s underrated issues: offensive efficiency without Kemba Walker.Boston’s offense sputtered when Walker sat during the regular season, which makes sense considering the team’s other point guards included Marcus Smart (obviously a good player and one who led the Celtics in assists this year, but he works better off the ball), Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards."

Namaste is right: the point guard rotation is suspect for a contender. While Wanamaker’s output has been laudable this offseason, the rookies have struggled and at the end of the day…Wanamaker is an undrafted 31-year-old that has never excelled during his two years in a C’s uniform.

He’s been enough though. If the Celtics bow out before banner #18? Justifiable to let him go.

In that case, who do you think would be a good backup point guard addition for Boston?

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