The Celtics roster looks like it’s completely filled out. They now have 15 players for 15 roster spots. NBA free agency is far from over, meaning much of this is still subject to change. There is still a chance Danny Ainge decides to make another trade to open up an additional roster spot before December rolls around.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Celtics didn’t make any major trades on draft night despite a flood of rumors linking them to deals across the league. Nevertheless, fans shouldn’t let the lack of fireworks disappoint them. Though no blockbuster moves were made, fans should reserve their judgement until they evaluate the players the Celtics picked. There’s no sense in lamenting the players based on factors unrelated to their talents. There’s every chance Boston landed a player capable of immediately contributing to a championship run.
The 2020 NBA Draft is hours away! It should be, for many reasons, one of the craziest drafts in the history of the league. Between a shortened offseason, a perceived weak draft class, a pandemic-friendly production, over-scouting, under-scouting and everything in between, this draft could get off the rails very quickly. The good news is, that’s what we love about the NBA. The craziness. So, get ready for some craziness.
As Philadelphia transitions from a tumultuous season to an uncertain offseason, many questions about their future loom. Is Doc Rivers the right fit to coach such a puzzling roster? What does Daryl Morey have planned? Can Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid fit together? Will Ben Simmons get over his phobia of shooting threes? And is there anybody out there that is willing to trade for Al Horford?
Another offseason, another flurry of Gordon Hayward trade rumors. It seems as though fans are more eager than ever to ship Hayward out as he weighs whether to opt in for the final year of his contract. It’s important to remember that though Hayward has battled injury after injury, he still carries a lot of value. There aren’t many players in the NBA who can average 17 points per game on 50% shooting while also being a high-volume three-point shooter. In fact, there are only four who did it last season: Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, TJ Warren and Gordon Hayward.