After enduring their worst regular-season performance since 2014-15 and their first Quarterfinals loss since 15-16, the Boston Celtics knew that the summer of 2021 was going to be an important time span on the calendar as they look to position themselves for more success come next season.
Kicked off with a bang as we saw the trade that sent Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City in exchange for a package centered around Al Horford and then, a little over a month later, another deal that landed Josh Richardson from the Dallas Mavericks, the shamrocks looked to be on track for quite a busy offseason.
However, once free agency came around, their recent trend of transactions seemingly came to a halt.
Yes, the Cs have found their name intertwined with some notable moves during this aforementioned period, but it has been mainly in regard to seeing some of their former players such as Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker sign elsewhere.
Thus far, the biggest signing made by Brad Stevens and co. on the open market has been Enes Kanter, who came back to the franchise on a one-year deal after spending 2020-21 with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Because of their dormant approach to this year’s free agency period, many fans are absolutely underwhelmed by the franchise, with Bleacher Report going as far as to state that they are one of the “biggest losers” of this offseason.
Though time will tell whether or not the team’s decision to lay low was the right route to take, when looking back at their first week of action we at the Houdini believe there are 2 specific mishaps that the Boston Celtics made: