After falling just two games behind No. 18 Banner, the Boston Celtics have started their offseason effort with an absolute score bang.
The first full day of free agency began with news that veteran striker Danilo Gallinari was planning to sign a two-year deal with the Cs once he cleared the waivers, and then came the surprise deal that landed the franchise long-time Malcolm Brogdon via trade target.
While these above steps alone certainly bolster the talent pool of this championship-seeking roster, expect some more deals to be made into early 2022 as we only now approach our first full week of free agency -23- campaign next October.
Should Brad Stevens and company be interested in scouring the free market again, there is still plenty of solid talent they could nab to further round out this revamped rotation and for us at HH there are 3 free agents in particular who sign the franchise can realistically:
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Boston Celtics free agent target #1) Harry Giles
The Boston Celtics have already honed a slew of talent this offseason, and while that’s important, camaraderie is perhaps another area they could strengthen, especially when it comes to their superstar building block, Jayson Tatum.
Just recently, the wing took to Twitter to air a plea for NBA franchises to consider signing his personal friend and former Blue Devil teammate Harry Giles.
SIGN IT https://t.co/uSwZsGug3h
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) July 1, 2022
Now it’s unclear if the All-Star was pushing for the C’s to sign the big man, or if he was simply arguing that he have a roster spot on every team in the association, but for moral and personal reasons alone Brad Stevens and Co. should strongly consider bringing the former first-round pick on board this summer.
Aside from fighting for a championship, the number one goal for a front office should always be to keep their stars happy, and signing Tatum’s close personal friend could be an easy way to continue doing just that.
Even with a minimal non-guaranteed contract that includes an invitation to play for the team in the upcoming Summer League (assuming he’s healthy enough to participate), signing Giles could be an easy way to lay the cornerstone of the Keeping Franchise happy Providing the ball club with a 24-year-old with solid potential in a position that is still appealing.
Despite an ebb and flow four-year tenure at the federation riddled with inconsistent numbers and injuries, when we last saw the great on the hardwood he was playing in the G League for the Agua Caliente Clippers where he posted solid averages of 11.7 points and 7 .3 boards per game.