Boston Celtics target No. 2) Luke Kennard (4-years, $56 million)
Easily the least complicated player to attain from the crop of names found on this list, Luke Kennard is someone that could wind up helping in a multitude of ways.
Since entering the league back in 2017, the Duke product has established himself as a tremendous long-range marksman, converting on nearly 42 percent of his 3-pointers for his career at an average rate of 4.2 attempts per game.
Currently in the first year of his 4-year, $56 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Kennard actually finds himself putting up rather solid numbers, boasting a per-game stat-line of 11.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 44 percent shooting from deep.
Still, at his price range and with the cap-hit that LA took with his deal, perhaps this production may not be enough to warrant a long stay with the franchise and, should they look to swap him out for players that can better fill out the roster, Boston may want to try and buy-low on him for, quite frankly, he’d be a solid complement to the team.
Despite the fact that the C’s rank 11th in 3-point attempts per game, they only convert on 33.5 percent of them, equating to the 23rd worst mark in the association.
Kennard, a 3-point extraordinaire, would not only help in this department but, also, would fit in flawlessly with just how the Celtics like to run their offense, for they love the drive-and-kick and the 25-year-old finds himself converting on nearly 45 percent of his catch-and-shoot deep balls and holds a 65.3 percent effective field goal percentage in catch-and-shoot scenarios.
Of all the players listed here today, the fifth-year pro is absolutely the most realistic option for the Boston Celtics.