The Boston Celtics are one of the deepest teams in the NBA; sporting superstar talent all throughout their starting five. The acquisitions of Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday have made the Cs a true powerhouse — one with a starting five full of stars who can score 25 points on any given night. Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Porzingis are a historically great starting five.
Boston, with all of that star power, does see a major drop-off, though when their bench comes into the game.
The Boston Celtics need a player who can come off the bench and give them instant offense when Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown need a rest. That perfect player, one who’d come to the Celtics and give them that instant offense is Terrence Ross. In his career, Ross has been reliable, and his latest stint with the Phoenix Suns seemingly warranted another go-round on one of the association’s 30 franchises.
Boston Celtics could add Terrence Ross for cheap
While the Celtics have a cap sheet full of contracts, many of them — including Svi Mykhailiuk’s, Lamar Stevens’s, and Luke Kornet’s — are not guaranteed for the full season. Ross could be added easily if the front office really wanted it.
On October 3, FanNation’s Ben Stinar pointed out that it’d take merely a minimum deal to land Ross.
“Ross is only 32 and is a reliable veteran to bring off the bench for instant scoring,” Stinar wrote. “At this point, he could likely be signed for a veteran’s minimum (or non-guaranteed) contract. Therefore, it’s surprising that Ross still remains available this late into the offseason.”
The biggest goal for Boston is to win the NBA Championship and hang Banner 18 when the season is over. Adding Ross arguably brings the Boston Celtics closer to that goal if the team could get even the Phoenix version of the 32-year-old.
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