The Boston Celtics started their season off in an unbelievably exciting fashion, as their opener against the New York Knicks was an all-out thriller, heading into double overtime and finishing with a final score of 138-134.
Unfortunately, the Cs came up a bit short on the night and, in turn, find themselves starting off the year 0-1 but, frankly, this is nothing for fans to be discouraged about for, after all, there are still 81 games remaining on the docket.
Between now and mid-April Boston will have the opportunity to cultivate plenty of wins and continue on climbing the standings during their redemption campaign.
However, of the many things that Wednesday’s outing showed us, one was that the front office still should be looking into bringing on complementary pieces to have around the likes of their two All-Stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Though Brad Stevens and co. did manage to retool the rotation a bit this offseason, as things currently stand Ime Udoka will still likely only be going about nine men deep on a consistent basis which obviously isn’t too bad, but could certainly be improved a bit by about one or two.
Looking around the league, there are actually a few rather inexpensive (contract-wise) talents that could wind up being placed on the trade block at some point this season, for their relationship with their respective ball clubs appears to be somewhat damaged.
As we move along through the 2021-22 campaign, we at the Houdini believe the Boston Celtics should closely be monitoring the availability of 2 disgruntled players still found on their rookie-scale contracts: