Five-time All-Star previously on team's radar is perfect playmaking guard for Boston Celtics bench

As the Boston Celtics look to hang Banner 18, the bench must be an area of focus -- and one former five-time All-Star is a stellar buy-low candidate for it.
Los Angeles Clippers v Boston Celtics
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The Boston Celtics are on a hot start this season, with the team's acquisitions of Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday giving them the best starting lineup in the NBA. When you combine those two with Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and Jayson Tatum you have a first five where any player can score 25 points on any given night.

The challenge with the Cs right now is that they are lacking all over their bench and they need someone who can run the show and create offense for the second unit.

A very cheap option out there that can do that for the team is five-time NBA All-Star John Wall.

John Wall was already on Boston Celtics' radar this past offseason

Earlier in the year John Wall had a private workout for multiple NBA teams including the Celtics and that was reported by Kelly Iko of the Athletic. While at the time the team did not make the signing with the way things are going it may be the right time to bring in the floor general.

Last season, coming off the bench for the Clippers, he averaged five assists a game in 22 minutes per game and for his career, he is averaging about nine per game. Wall can come right into the team and help players like Sam Hauser and Peyton Pritchard improve. Having him will also allow players like White and Holiday to rest with the team not missing much in terms of production. 

While he will not return to the star level he once was with Washington he can still serve as an excellent moderate-usage role player. Boston needs someone who can distribute the ball and give players on the team easier shots, and the cost to bring in Wall would be minimal -- so it would only make sense for the C’s to bring him in and expand the offense.