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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3. Cedi Osman

The Celtics signed several wings this summer, but none of them have worked as planned. Boston would love to find a trusted option behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown capable of guarding multiple positions and sinking open shots. They do not need a star or starter just someone who is comfortable playing 20 minutes per game and standing out in their role.

Osman is a career 35.5 percent 3-point shooter with the size to guard two through four. The 6’7 wing was part of the Cavaliers playoff rotation last season and is in the middle of his prime. He is playing 18.1 minutes per game this season for the Spurs, but San Antonio is still rebuilding. They have zero reason to keep Osman.

The Celtics would love to find another wing for depth. Boston may have to mix and match in the playoffs, especially if they have to deal with an injury. Cedi Osman is a veteran capable of playing a role and helping his team win. He is not going to blow anyone away with his production, but Boston just needs a steady role player.

If the Celtics cannot convince him to come to Boston, they could pivot to secondary ball-handlers. Two role-playing guards could be available to boost the franchise.