Celtics sign frontcourt depth in first free agency move

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The NBA offseason is in full swing, and free agency is already upon us. The Boston Celtics enter free agency with limited resources to improve their roster. With the team already deep into the salary cap, the trade market seemed like more of an ideal avenue for Boston to utilize in order to continue to improve.

Nonetheless, the Celtics brought in another frontcourt option on the first night of free agency.

The Boston Celtics land Oshae Brissett in the first move of FA

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett and the Celtics have agreed on a two-year minimum contract. The deal will have a player option in the second year that will allow the 25-year-old to test free agency again next season if he desires.

The Syracuse alum had a down year last season with Indiana, but the amount of young talent on the roster took minutes away from the forward. Struggling to see consistent minutes, Brissett averaged only 6.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in 65 games.

However, despite the underwhelming numbers, the four-year veteran has shown flashes of shot-making ability that the Boston Celtics could surely utilize if they could put him in the right position. Just two seasons ago, Brissett shot 48.3% from the field and 42.3% from three-point range.

Not to mention Brissett’s 27-point outing to down the Celtics a little over a year ago. At six-foot-seven, his versatility could be huge for Boston off the bench, especially on a minimum contract.

Another thing to consider with this signing is that it allows the Celtics to remain flexible as the offseason continues. If the team were to consider moving Brogdon or pursue a sign-and-trade with Grant Williams depending on how his situation shakes out, the team would continue to have wiggle room.