Ranking the Celtics contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Celtics will be over the second tax apron but are well-positioned moving forward.
Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Kristaps Porzingis
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Time to move on

The Celtics do not have any truly disastrous contracts on their books. Their worst deals are short-term virtually minimum contracts on players not contributing to their rotation. Boston must move on from these players and try to add depth elsewhere this summer.

2. Svi Mykhailiuk

Boston attempted to add several reserve wings last summer in hopes of finding a rotation piece. The 6’7 wing is known as a plus shooter, but he has played just 376 minutes this season. Even when given run, his production has been inconsistent. Mykhailiuk becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer and is unlikely to be back in Beantown.

1. Oshae Brissett

The 25-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Celtics in 2023, which featured a player option for the 2024-25 campaign. Brisset was part of the Pacers rotation for two straight years but has not been in Boston. He has played just 615 minutes this season and will likely opt out in hopes of finding a more consistent role elsewhere.

No team wants to be over the second tax apron because of the restrictions it places on upgrading their roster, but the Boston Celtics are well positioned otherwise. They are built to contend in the present and future. The 29 other teams envy their position.