Boston Celtics: 4 reasons why Serge Ibaka is the perfect free agency grab

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Reason why Ibaka is perfect free-agent No. 2) Offensive skill-set fits the system

The Boston Celtics, as stated in the previous slide, should seriously consider adding some talent to their less-than-stellar center rotation. That said, they shouldn’t just be targeting ANY ole player at the position.

Sure, there are bigs such as Tristan Thompson, Derrick Favors, and Dwight Howard that will be found on the open market this offseason, but they should not be players in which the Cs should consider pursuing based mainly on the fact that, frankly, their skill-set does not exactly mesh with the scheme in which Brad Stevens likes to run.

Specifically speaking about their offensive gameplan, Boston’s preferred style is to consist of five players who can space the floor — obviously, this would include the center position. While Stevens is keen on running pick-and-rolls with his team’s bigs and feeding them down low in the post, having the luxury of running drive-and-kicks with a center is obviously something the Celtics have thrived with over the years (Horford, Baynes, Kelly Olynyk, etc.).

A guy like Serge Ibaka, on the other hand, fits in perfectly with such a system. A career 36 percent shooter from beyond the arc, the veteran big has proven more than capable of successfully stroking it from deep and, in his most recent campaign, bumped his conversion-percentage up to a career-high 39 percent shooting from 3-point range.