The Boston Celtics have put themselves in a position they haven’t been in since the summer of 2017.
After years of coming up short and going through the offseason without making the necessary adjustments to win banner No. 18, the Cs have finally given themselves financial breathing room while patching up their roster’s holes.
Last season, the Celtics had the 14th ranked defense in the league, down from fourth the previous season.
In response to that drop, Brad Stevens added Al Horford, a capable paint presence with solid versatility, and Dennis Schroder, Josh Richardson, and Kris Dunn, who all can guard their positions and contribute as team defenders.
The Boston Celtics still have their eyes on the 2022 title, but they also are focusing on the summer shortly after the Finals comes to an end.
Multiple marquee-free agents will hit the open market, and the Cs want to have maximum space to sign as many of them as possible, especially the bigger fish.
However, Boston has left the door open for other outcomes if Beal decides to stay in Washington. This article will dive into those potential outcomes and how the Boston Celtics can rebound from missing on the St. Louis native: