3 ‘consistent scoring’ options the Boston Celtics should target this summer

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Boston Celtics target No. 2) T.J. Warren

A player that has been often found linked as being one of, if not the best bargain targets for the Boston Celtics heading into the 2022 free agency period, T.J. Warren is someone who could make a ton of sense for Brad Stevens and co. to strike a deal with.

With the fact that the C’s payroll is overwhelmingly inflated with several high-cost contracts already in tow, should the front office look to make moves on the free agency market they’re likely going to have to get creative with their signings, be it by means of snagging title-hungry veterans with the selling point of them finally being able to attain that highly coveted ring (more on that later) or pursuing players with some red flags attached to their names.

Warren certainly fits this latter bill, as he has only played a whopping four games since the conclusion of the 2019-20 season due to stress fractures in his left foot.

Now, of course, being that the Celtics are cash-strapped, his recent health ailments and time off the floor may not be enough for them to shy away from making a pursuit for, the last time he was actually healthy, the forward proved to be an absolute problem for opposing defenses.

Over the three seasons prior to going down with his foot injury, Warren saw himself putting up sensational averages of 19.3 points and 4.5 rebounds on 51 percent shooting from the floor and 38 percent shooting from deep.

From his ability to move without the ball and find his way into open spots for scoring scenarios to his impressive handles for someone of his size coupled with his strength, agility, and ability to hit tough shots, taking a chance on someone like T.J. Warren could prove to be the type of risk/ reward move Boston should be interested in taking for their bench unit.

A 3-and-D player with high upside to help bolster the depth out on the wing is exactly what this Celtics team needs.

Sign me up!