5. Reggie Bullock
The Celtics could have acquired Bullock in the Grant Williams sign-and-trade, but they opted for another second-round draft pick. It was in part because Boston did not want to take on his $10.4 million expiring contract, which would have pushed them over the second tax apron. Bullock was sent to the Spurs in the package that fans can see below.
The Celtics missed an opportunity to improve their current roster, but Bullock going to the Spurs presents a unique situation. San Antonio still has cap space, so they can take on additional salary to facilitate a trade. Now, Boston could acquire Reggie Bullock and stay under the second tax apron.
The 6’5 wing can defend multiple positions and knock down shots. He is comfortable playing any role and can stick in the playoff rotation. Bullock helped the Mavericks reach the conference finals in 2022, and his defense was key during that run. The Boston Celtics could come knocking before the trade deadline, especially if they want to dump some salary off their books and land a veteran wing that can help them in the postseason.
The Celtics passed on Reggie Bullock once, so they could turn their sights to a division rival that has more 3-and-D wings than they can play.