After enduring such a disappointing campaign that saw their worst regular-season record since 2014-15 (36-36) and their first Quarterfinals defeat since 2015-16, the Boston Celtics were destined to make some shakeups this summer.
So far, things seem to be going according to plan.
Kicked off with the resignation of Danny Ainge as President of Basketball Operations and the trade that shipped Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City, the shamrocks have been a busy bunch seemingly right from the jump for the 2021 offseason.
Most recently, Boston took part in yet another transaction that landed them Kris Dunn from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a return package centered around Tristan Thompson.
However, as far as free agency additions go, the front office has been rather quiet to date. That said, when it comes to departures, they’ve already seen a few players jump ship and land with a different franchise.
Though the most notable player to leave Beantown via the open market was Evan Fournier (signed a 4-year, $78 million deal with the New York Knicks) the most recent was Semi Ojeleye who, just the other day, landed a single-season contract with the defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks.
Now, while it’s rather evident that the Boston Celtics weren’t all that focused on retaining the Ox this offseason, as he was pried away by means of a minimum salary, the reality of the situation is there’s now a hole in the frontcourt rotation that could use some filling.
Today, we discuss 2 free agent options the Cs should consider replacing Ojeleye’s spot in the rotation with: