Boston Celtics Draft: 3 rookie replacements for Brad Wanamaker

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Should the Boston Celtics move on from Brad Wanamaker this offseason, there are a few draft prospects who could serve as sound replacements at backup point guard.

After having one of their most successful campaigns over the past several years, the Boston Celtics come into the 2020 offseason with as much promise as they do questions.

By this, we mean that while the shamrocks made it all the way to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it’s evident that they need to make some adjustments to their rotation if they wish to eventually get over that hump and make it to their first NBA Finals since the 2009-10 season.

There are many areas in which the team must address this offseason. From their shallow center depth to their lackadaisical secondary scoring, specific spots within this current rotation need bolstering prior to the start of next season.

Despite the fact that the Cs roster All-Star Kemba Walker, the point guard position could certainly use for some improvements, specifically in the primary backup slot.

While Brad Wanamaker did prove to be a serviceable commodity during this past postseason run — averaged 4.9 points, 1.8 assists on 48 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent shooting from deep and a defensive box plus-minus of 2.9 –, possessing little upside at 30-years-old and heading into restricted free agency, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Boston moves on from their “senior citizen” sophomore.

Should this happen, Danny Ainge could go many routes in regard to finding a suitable replacement as Walker’s primary backup. Should he opt to address this via the upcoming NBA Draft — where the Cs hold the rights to 3 sperate picks — there are a few prospects they should strongly consider: