6 Cheap veterans Celtics can target this offseason

The Celtics should look at these veterans this summer to improve their title odds.

Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens
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1. Corey Kispert

No team takes or makes more threes than the Celtics. They are second in 3-point percentage and love to fire away from long range. They have Sam Hauser as a sniper off the bench, and Boston has a plus 13.0 net rating when he is on the floor. The Celtics have elite defenders and need players willing to space the floor and play a role.

Brad Stevens and the front office may try to add another bench wing shooter this summer. There is always a premium placed on marksmen, especially ones capable of guarding multiple positions. Is Boston willing to pay the price?

The Wizards are in year one of a total rebuild, and Kispert becomes extension-eligible this offseason. He makes just $5.7 million next year and trading for a player at the end of their rookie contract is a way for Boston to upgrade their roster around the restrictions on the second tax apron. Kispert is a career 38.5 percent 3-point shooter and the 25-year-old is still improving.

The Boston Celtics will explore every avenue of upgrading their roster this summer, but it won’t be easy. How much is ownership willing to spend? Can Brad Stevens and the front office find ways around their restrictions? Enjoy the ride in the playoffs and stay tuned to see what Boston can do this summer. It all promises to be exciting.

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