The Boston Celtics should strongly consider utilizing their MLE and Veteran’s Minimum contracts on low-risk, potential high-reward players.
Though the 2019-20 NBA season officially came to an end Sunday night after the Los Angeles Lakers’ drubbing over the Miami Heat in Game 6, for the Boston Celtics, the year has been over for weeks now.
Because of this, one could certainly argue that Danny Ainge and co. have had a head start on their offseason plans over these other two top-billed teams heading into 2020-21, which will come in handy when shelling out cash this offseason.
It’s a well-documented fact that the shamrocks are lacking tremendously in salary-cap flexibility and, thus, will need to utilize their Mid-Level Exception and Veteran’s Minimums if they wish to be semi-active during this year’s free-agency period.
While the team does have the ability to bring on cost-efficient talent via the NBA Draft, as they hold 3 first-round selections, they’ll likely want to add some already-established ballers to their roster that was a mere two wins away from reaching the Finals.
Over the past several months, we’ve discussed players in which we believe the Cs should strongly consider targeting during the offseason to aid in their quest for championship No. 18. That said, a few of them could theoretically be seen as “wild card” signings, as a franchise might not necessarily know what version of the player they’d be signing — a prime example of such a player that we’ve mentioned would be Rajon Rondo.
Today, however, we present to you 3 players the Celtics could pursue that we believe to be potential low-risk, solid-reward values: