On October 23, Shams Charania reported that the Huston Rockets had waived forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. This young big has been very serviceable in his first two seasons in the NBA, playing a key role coming off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the past two seasons. For whatever reason, it did not work with the Huston Rockets; with his release coming quickly after he was acquired for Kevin Porter Jr.’s contract. With that being said, though, a serviceable big man off the bench is just what the Boston Celtics need.
At this current time, Robinson-Earl is only twenty-two years old. Boston can grab Robinson-Earl with eyes on keeping him in Maine as he develops into a rotation-level big; that is if being in a winning locker room doesn’t bring out the best in him anyway.
Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford, as we say just about daily, need rest. Robinson-Earl is an active big who can give the Cs those minutes.
Boston Celtics must add size now to be prepared for playoff battles in the future
The Boston Celtics need to add as much size as they can right now to be ready for battles in the playoffs. After losing Robert WIllams in the Jrue Holiday deal, the Celtics need to have big bodies to slow down the Giannis of the world. Robinson-Earl is a worthy Giannis wall building block.
The goal for this season is Banner 18 and if another piece can help put the Boston Celtics over the top you have to make the move — since winning the Championship would put the Celtics back on top as the most successful franchise in the history of the NBA. Robinson-Earl isn’t a championship piece by himself, but he could make Porzingis and Horford such by preserving them for the long haul of the playoffs.