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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2. Delon Wright

The Wizards are just starting a rebuild and have zero use for a 31-year-old point guard. He has struggled this season as his minutes and production have dipped. Wright is averaging 4.4 points, 2.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 15.2 minutes per game. He is shooting just 38.6 percent from the field but could be a fantastic fit in Boston.

The Celtics have the best defensive backcourt in the NBA in Jrue Holiday and Derrick White. Wright would give them a rangy 6’5 guard to back them up capable of playing stout defense, hitting open shots, and making a few plays. Boston is worried about Payton Pritchard’s defense in the playoffs, but Wright holds his own and can defend multiple positions.

The 31-year-old has made five trips to the playoffs and is capable of giving his team 20 quality minutes every night. That is all Boston needs coming off the bench. Wright may not be a game-changer, but the Celtics do not need one. They have the best top six in the NBA. The franchise is searching for quality role players to enhance their top-end talent.

The Boston Celtics could search for a guard or another wing to round out their roster. A former player may be the best available option for the franchise.