Boston Celtics free agency rumors: Oshae Brissett welcome back, Svi could play overseas

Oshae Brissett has an invitation back to the Boston Celtics
Oshae Brissett has an invitation back to the Boston Celtics / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages

The Boston Celtics have already done the heavy lifting of their offseason -- inking long-term deals with Jayson Tatum and Derrick White and re-signing Luke Kornet and Xavier Tillman -- but there is still a roster spot to fill.

Will that be filled with one of the returning reserve wings during the 2023-24 Banner 18 team?

Possibly. But only one option is on the table.

Oshae Brissett would be welcomed back to the Boston Celtics

Oshae Brissett played a smaller role on the 2023-24 Celtics than was anticipated, and there's more minutes to be found elsewhere with Sam Hauser emerging as the first wing off the bench. Hauser could get an extension to cement that role deep into the future.

With that said, though, Inside The Celtics' Bobby Krivitsky relayed that Brissett would be welcomed back by Boston's front office if he so wanted to return.

"It's a safe bet the defending NBA champions would welcome back Brissett, but if he signs elsewhere, their draft class and players inked to two-way contracts might prove their only external additions," Krivitsky wrote.

Svi Mykhailiuk could opt to play overseas

A return that seems less likely than Brissett's is Svi Mykhailiuk, who Krivitsky reports could return overseas as was his hedge last summer had the NBA not come calling.

"The two who remain free agents are Svi Mykhailiuk, who could potentially opt to play overseas, a prospect he considered last summer before signing with Boston, and Oshae Brissett," Krivitsky wrote.

If neither Brissett nor Mykhailiuk get the 15th roster spot, those on the Summer League Celtics, including JD Davison, who was on a two-way deal the last few seasons, have the chance to compete for it.

The Celtics have flexibility on their side on the 15th roster spot while maintaining none moving forward having re-signed every key member of their core.