7 Free agents who should be on Celtics' summer wish list

The Celtics will target these free agents on the open market this offseason.

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1. Kyle Lowry

Lowry is no longer an elite point guard. The six-time All-Star turns 38 years old in March and is in his 18th NBA season. He has been playing nearly 30 minutes per game since joining the 76ers via the buyout market, but injuries are forcing Philly’s hand.

There has been slippage, but Lowry played a crucial role in the Heat making the NBA Finals in 2023. He averaged 9.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 26.0 minutes per game during the playoffs. Fans cannot expect him to drop 15 every night or be an elite playmaker, but Lowry can still play an impactful role for a contender.

He will be looking for a new contract in free agency. Kyle Lowry chose his hometown 76ers in the buyout market over several suitors. Boston cannot offer more than the minimum, but it will be on Lowry to select his destination. He won a championship in 2019, and there is no better place to chase a second ring than with the Celtics.

The Boston Celtics plan on adding depth in free agency this summer. They will need to convince veterans to accept minimum contracts to go championship hunting. It won’t be easy, but their roster gives them a fighting chance, especially if they make a deep run this season. Stay tuned to see who Brad Stevens and his front office can add to maximize the franchise’s title odds.

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