4. Find a reserve wing
The Celtics have arguably the best wing duo in the league in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but who steps up behind them? Derrick White will likely start next to Jrue Holiday in the backcourt, and the team’s wing options do not provide a ton of confidence.
Oshae Brissett is an inconsistent shooter and subpar defender. The Celtics hope the 25-year-old takes a step forward. They signed him to a two-year deal worth $4.6 million for a reason, but the 6’7 wing may not be ready for the playoff rotation.
Boston has Svi Mykhailiuk, Lamar Stevens, Sam Hauser, Dalano Banton, and Jordan Walsh on their roster. Mykhailiuk is a plus-shooter, but an unplayable defender in the postseason. Stevens was exiled from the Cavs playoff rotation last season, and Banton has struggled to get minutes in Toronto. Hauser played a tiny postseason role for Boston last season, and Walsh is a rookie second-round pick. It is difficult to believe in any of those players.
The Spurs just bought out Reggie Bullock, and he would be a fantastic fit in Boston. The Celtics should be looking for those opportunities to add a trusted 3-and-D wing with postseason experience.
The Celtics need someone that can handle wing minutes in the playoffs. It does not appear the option is on the roster, and is a piece Brad Stevens must acquire before the trade deadline.