When it comes to 2022, no team in the NBA has proven to be hotter than the Boston Celtics.
Since the New Year, the C’s have found themselves on an absolute tear, winning 17 of their total 24 games and have gone 11-2 over their last 13.
On top of all this, during this stretch, the team has been producing magnificently on both ends of the ball, finding themselves ranked 10th in the league in offensive rating and first in defensive rating since their kick-off game of the new calendar year.
In short, Boston has managed to transition itself from being a sub-.500 team to a legitimate playoff contender all in a matter of months and, frankly, it appears as though this ascending trajectory could easily continue for the remainder of the season should the front office play their cards right.
After taking part in quite an active trade season, aside from bringing on a few much-needed rotation-bolstering players, Brad Stevens and co. managed to open up five roster spots with his several transactions made.
Since February 10th, two of these slots have been taken over by the likes of swingman Sam Hauser and big man Luke Kornet, which leaves Stevens with three seats on the sidelines that are still in need of filling.
To us at the Houdini, there are several players (either currently available or those who are soon to be) that should be considered as potential candidates to round out the rest of this roster, some of which we’d venture to say could prove to be perfect fits within Ime Udoka’s rotation.
However, there are a number of talents, specifically potential buyout candidates, that, though it could be beneficial for some teams across the league to sign, we feel would be unnecessary adds for the shamrocks.
With this in mind, today we present to you 2 buyout candidates that the Boston Celtics should avoid pursuing: