The Boston Celtics front office is not a bunch of blameless higher-ups who always make the right and sound calls with their prospects. In this article, I will cover three particular players the C’s let go of before they developed into talents that would have suited them now.
We are talking mostly about guys who would have been perfect complementary pieces to surround the Jays and company with for the foreseeable future. Sadly, we will never see if the fits would have been as seamless as we’d imagined.
Let’s dive into the what-if questions that ring true in our brains surrounding these young crops of talent–players that were simply overlooked and undervalued by the Celtic’s brain trust at the time.
Hopefully Boston has learned their harsh lesson here and this will not become a regular beat for me.
I am talking about high percentage marksmen from the great beyond, players that carry themselves with grit and hustle and embody everything that is so treasured with Boston Celtics basketball.
These guys would have been perennial Tommy award holders and hallmark fan favorites for shamrock fans everywhere.
Some of them ended up never even getting to crack a roster spot while another was used as a meaningless filler to match salary in a trade. How does the front office keep this from happening again?
Now, we have to watch these young athletes blossom into quality fits for other teams, some of which are conference rivals. Meaning it could come back to bite the Celtics seeing them three or four times in a calendar year.
Without further ado, here are three players the C’s dropped the ball on: