3 ideal buyout options the Boston Celtics must pursue

Oct 12, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Goran Dragic (1) dribbles against Washington Wizards center Daniel Gafford (left) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Goran Dragic (1) dribbles against Washington Wizards center Daniel Gafford (left) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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Boston Celtics buyout option No. 3) Goran Dragic

Easily the most intruiging player that is likely to hit the buyout market this season, Goran Dragic could be viewed as an option for the Boston Celtics that would have the ability to address both of the areas we’ve already mentioned in this piece that need bolstering: guard depth and long-range shooting.

Since arriving in Toronto this past offseason, it has been well known that the veteran’s stay in Canada would not be long-lived and, at this year’s deadline, the two parties parted ways, as the Raptors sent the Slovenian-born baller to the San Antonio Spurs where, like Satoransky, he is almost certainly going to be bought-out.

Already this season we have discussed the concept of seeing the C’s go after the likes of Dragic and, should his premium not come at the remaining cost of his $18 million salary, we continue to stand by our belief that it could wind up being a good move for the team to make.

The former All-Star has made a name for himself as being a willing facilitator and a long-range sniper throughout his 10-year tunure in the association, both aspects being things Boston could use within their lineup.

While he may not have put forth the best brand of production during his stint in Toronto  (eight points and 1.2 assists per game on 28 percent shooting from deep), he is only a year removed from averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 assists per game on 37 percent shooting from beyond the arc whilst predominantly coming off the pine.

Already proving capable of contributing at a high level whilst running alongside other ball-dominant stars (Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo during his time in Miami), should Goran Dragic become available on the open market, the Boston Celtics should be highly interested in acquiring his services.

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