The Boston Celtics have plenty of roster questions to have answered during the NBA preseason having completely re-tooled their roster in a whirlwind of offseason player movement — one that started a week before free agency with the Marcus Smart for Kristaps Porzingis (plus picks) trade and concluding just ahead of training camp with the two-plus-picks-for-one arrangement that added Jrue Holiday to the Cs in exchange for two first-rounders, Malcolm Brogdon, and Robert Williams III.
With Holiday in tow, the point guard position is not as much a position of need as before when Derrick White and even Jayson Tatum were tabbed to play big roles facilitating the Celtics offense during the 2023-24 season.
The center position, with Williams now on the Portland Trail Blazers, is going to need a solid option behind Kristaps Porzingis other than Al Horford. Luke Kornet may have been given a vote of confidence, but there’s still depth needed behind him; and plenty of big men who’ll compete for minutes.
Truthfully, every position on the depth chart is up for grabs this season, with the wing being loaded with potential depth and lacking an obvious backup option even among those with guaranteed contracts. With that said…
Here are 6 Boston Celtics players fighting for a roster spot in the preseason
Just because he owns a two-way contract, doesn’t mean Neemias Queta is safe from the ax this offseason. In fact, because of the versatility of two-way contracts, his spot is one that’ll most certainly be up for grabs.
Queta is an exciting player who should earn the favor in the court of public opinion with his high-flying hysterics, but don’t assume he is invulnerable to losing his spot if the fans don’t see what they were expecting throughout October.