After coming up just short of making their second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals last season, the Boston Celtics will enter a crucial offseason full of major decisions.
Along the way, the front office will have to decide what to do with their impending free agents, which they have three on standard deals and two on two-way deals. With that said, let us not waste more time; it’s time to dive into predicting where Boston’s five free agents will land.
Mfiondu Kabengele – Maine Celtics
Mfiondu Kabengele’s impressive showing in last year’s Summer League helped earn him a nice two-way deal with the Celtics. The 25-year-old spent most of the year in the G-Leauge, having played just 36 total NBA minutes in 2022-23. Keeping the power forward with the Maine Celtics, the Celtics’ G-League team, would be a wise decision to allow him to continue his development. Perhaps he could develop into a solid player, but only time will tell. It would be low-risk to keep Kabengele in-house next season.
J.D. Davison – Boston Celtics
The Celtics took J.D. Davison with the 53rd overall pick in last year’s draft. The guard did not play a prominent role with the Celtics this past season, having spent most of the season down in the G-Leauge on a two-way deal, where he turned some heads.
Davison has shown signs that he could quickly become a rotation player, and the Celtics would be foolish to let him go. The Celtics should bring back the guard for another go-round and let him develop in the G-League or give him some legitimate run at the NBA level. It will be interesting to see what he does in Summer League.