With the NBA Season approaching the Boston Celtics are facing a challenge with their roster after the trade for Jrue Holiday. In the trade, the Celtics lost Robert Willams III; who was a big body that can also block shots.
While the Cs acquiring Holiday was a big addition — since he has had major success in past matchups against the newest Bucks Star Damian Lillard — the team still needs some more size and strength to match up with Giannis Antetokounmpo; not to mention other potentially problematic bigs across the league as well.
Boston’s initial marquee offseason acquisition, Kristaps Porzingis, as well as aging veteran Al Horford, are going to take on the task of guarding the bigs for opposing teams, but by matching up against these bigs, the Celtics will need more help. Losing Willams hurt. However, there are players the Boston Celtics can get to fill the need from the current crop of NBA free agents available.
Here are 3 cheap free agents who would shore up the Boston Celtics frontcourt
Bismack Biyombo is an NBA Veteran who last played with the Phoenix Suns last year. The solid vet is currently available and ripe for the Boston Celtics’ picking. With Biyombo, the Celtics would get a tough player who has had his fair share of playoff battles. He can come right in and give the Celtics 10-18 minutes a night.
The impact he can make on the game for Boston will be immediate. He would be able to give Porzingis and Hartford a good break and more importantly, he will be someone that will not back down from Giannis. Bismack will provide physicality which is the one thing you truly need to prevent the Greek Freak from taking over the game. He will help build that brick wall which would slow him down from getting to the basket.
The great defense that Biyombo has played for his career will continue if he joins the Celtics and he can be that last missing piece — and what makes it even better is that it would not cost much in salary and, no draft capital would be lost either.