1. Grant Williams
The Boston Celtics do not have cap space, but they can match any offer on Williams because he is a restricted free agent. The 6’6 forward is now searching for a team willing to pay him more than the mid-level exception.
Most experts thought that trading for Kristaps Porzingis would be the end of Williams’ time in Boston. He is going to command at least $12.4 million per season, and Boston cannot afford that contract on their books if they plan on avoiding the league’s new second apron.
Boston should attempt to re-sign Grant Williams because wings are difficult to find on the open market. The Celtics do not want him to walk, but finding the right contract is key in keeping him. It is not easy to find a player like Williams, especially ones that is a plus defenders and has a career 3-point percentage of 37.9.
Williams has plenty of suitors, so the Celtics must act fast. Do they want to keep him no matter what offer he receives or are the two sides headed for a divorce? How much can the Boston Celtics afford to give Williams, and still keep Brown and Tatum for the foreseeable future? It is something to watch closely moving forward, and please, stay tuned for all the latest.