The Boston Celtics have all but completed an offseason of overhaul in the wake of a 36-36 regular season record and first-round postseason exit.
Trades from left field and free-agent signings not previously foreseen defined one of the more unpredictable offseasons in recent memory. Al Horford’s return was definitely not one most Cs fans had in mind and neither was Enes Kanter’s. Josh Richardson probably wasn’t on most’s radars given the depth already on the wing. Acquiring Kris Dunn barely registers as major, but nabbing Dennis Schroder for $5.9 million is a different story entirely.
Now, heading into the 2021-22 season, there is legitimate optimism following a bleak year that tested Boston Celtics fans’ patience in unfathomable ways.
The roster is the deepest its been at least since the 2018-19 season, which will likely result in some fan favorites saying goodbye.
Will it be goodbye forever to the NBA as a whole for these 3 free agent Cs?
Let’s take a look:
Luke Kornet cashed out and fell off a cliff…will teams trust him again?
It’s okay for the Chicago Bulls to feel duped after handing Luke Kornet a two-year deal worth $4.5 million in the summer of 2019.
Kornet’s 35% 3-point shooting dipped below 30% each of the last two years he was under contract, and things didn’t get much better for him after the Boston Celtics acquired him at the 2021 trade deadline.
Obviously, the last two seasons were far from typical across the board. Even still, teams may not be quick to give him another chance unless they get desparate for size.