The Boston Celtics front office spent the majority of this past offseason retooling and bolstering the team’s depth chart so that they could be better prepared to have a successful campaign than they were during the year prior.
Now, as we are literally just days away from their regular-season tip-off against the New York Knicks, it appears as if Brad Stevens and co. have done a fine job with tinkering around, as they appear to be deeper and far more well-rounded when in comparison to their 2020-21 squad.
That being said, just because the Cs have made some significant improvements to their organization this summer, it does not mean that the work is now finished.
Though in years past the east has been the lesser of the two NBA conferences, in 2021-22 it appears as though they have evened out the playing field with the likes of the star-studded Brooklyn Nets and defending champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, likely to once again reign supreme while also having at least six other teams that could be vying for a plus-.500 record and, in turn, a playoff position come year’s end.
Yes, the Boston Celtics are obviously believed to be within this category of teams, but their goal is not to simply be a part of the pack but, rather, to be leading it.
With this, it’s evident that while the team has made sound adjustments to their rotation, in an effort to continue on their path back up the totem pole, savvy moves must still be sought after and tough decisions must be made, some of which may include deciding whether to move on from a player should it mean bettering the team in the long-run.
Though we’re not claiming this to be likely, we at the Houdini believe that 2 players currently found on the roster could surprisingly be moved between now and this year’s trade deadline: