5 Post trade deadline buyout targets for the Celtics to monitor

The Celtics should try to add one of these buyout targets to their roster.

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4. Seth Curry

Curry was traded by the Mavericks to Charlotte in the P.J. Washington deal. The veteran guard is an elite shooter but struggled to find minutes this season. Dallas has Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving in the backcourt, but Curry has proven he can make shots in the playoffs.

The 33-year-old signed a two-year $8 million contract with the Mavericks in the 2023 offseason, but the second season is non-guaranteed. The rebuilding Hornets have little use for a veteran backup guard, so Curry will likely be bought out.

The Celtics are searching for playoff options. Seth Curry’s 43.2 percent career 3-point percentage is the seventh-highest in NBA history. He shot over 50 percent from three in the 2021 and 2022 playoffs. The 6’1 guard will sink open shots and force the defense to guard him. Boston could use another shooter on the bench for when the games matter most.

Seth Curry has struggled to stay healthy and has defensive issues. He may not be the perfect fit or a piece of the nightly rotation, but the veteran can help in the right role and situation. Boston may opt for more size on the wing, but finding someone capable of making an impact on the buyout market won’t be easy.