5 Moves the Boston Celtics should make after the 2024 NBA Draft

The Celtics must get to work on their roster.
Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Derrick White
Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Derrick White / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Extend Derrick White

White instantly became a key piece for the Celtics. Boston gave up two role players, a 2022 first-rounder, and a 2028 first-round picks swap to get the 6’4 guard at the 2022 trade deadline. All the franchise has done since is win a championship, reach two NBA Finals, and make three conference finals appearances.

White has become an elite defender in Boston. He was named second-team All-Defense for two straight years and his versatility has taken the Celtics to another level. They cannot afford to lose White, but extending him could get complicated.

The 29-year-old is eligible for a four-year $123 million extension with the Celtics. Boston will be happy to offer the max, but does White accept? Holiday just signed a four-year $135 million extension, and White may make the case he is worth more. It could put Boston in a bind as White enters the final year of his contract.

Brad Stevens and the front office must convince Derrick White to sign a long-term contract with the Boston Celtics. Extending Jayson Tatum, Sam Hauser, and White plus adding a couple of pieces makes the franchise favors to win the championship in 2025 and officially begin the NBA’s next dynasty. Can Stevens make it happen? Stay tuned to find out.