The Boston Celtics have made significant changes to their roster, and they have lost depth at the point guard position. Following the loss of Marcus Smart, the Celtics are showing interest in five-time All-Star John Wall. The Cs recently attended a workout with Wall, and they could potentially sign him.
This interest in Wall makes no sense for the Celtics, and it highlights how overrated their offseason has been.
The odd part of this decision from the Boston Celtics is that it shows they had no plan. You can’t honestly tell me that the franchise planned to trade Smart and potentially Malcolm Brogdon and then pursue a 32-year-old Wall. It makes no sense, and it ultimately feels desperate.
The decision to attend Wall’s workout shows the Celtics had no plan, and they don’t know what they are doing this offseason. If they wanted a point guard, they should have just signed a good one in free agency, instead of waiting for a past his prime veteran.
The interest in Wall is another example of the Celtic’s interest in being under the tax this season. Wall would be a veteran minimum player that would be right in the Celtics’ wheelhouse. This is ultimately the new reality for the Boston Celtics as they are going to be forced to sign below-average players or players that are past their prime. For a team firmly in its championship window, this strategy is a major concern.
John Wall makes no sense for the Boston Celtics
Overall, I don’t fully understand the interest in Wall from the Cs perspective. Why would you want to add another player to your roster who is injury prone? The Celtics have plenty of those guys on their roster, and they certainly don’t need another.
The Celtics have to figure out a way to better maximize these end-of-the-roster spots if they are going to win a championship in 2023.