Although in the memory they remain as the losers of the ring in the 2021/22 season, Boston Celtics You should be very proud of what you have achieved this year. After being in the 11th position of the Eastern Conference at the beginning of last January, the Massachusetts franchise carried out one of the best comebacks that have been seen in recent times.
Reach the Finals of the NBA (12 years later) is no coincidence for some Celtics who had been very close to achieving it for several seasons. The first year of Ime Udoka at the head of the bench for the Massachusetts franchise is practically outstanding. But like all teams, Boston cannot sit idly by in Free Agency 2022.
With a core of stars already formed (Marcus Smart – Jaylen Brown – Jayson Tatum) and one of the most promising centers in the league (Robert Williams III), the Celtics must not lose their head in the transfer market. Considering that their biggest problem during the playoffs has been a lack of roster depth, it’s clear what the team’s duties are.
Exceptions as the best possibility
The Boston Celtics will most likely have access to the $6.4 million mid-level exception (MLE) heading into the offseason. Additionally, the franchise has a nice $17.1 million trade exception to include in a potential trade.
The Celtics’ greatest needs regarding their roster are a point guard or shooting guard who can normally be part of the franchise’s rotation (Gary Payton II, Bruce Brown…) and a small forward who is very reliable offensively and remains very solid defensively (a ‘3&D’, preferably with the exception of trade: Will Barton, Dillon Brooks, Marcus Morris…).