What Is a Realistic Off-Season For The Boston Celtics?
The NBA Draft
The Celtics who currently own the Brooklyn Nets first round pick, have the best odds of getting the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. The Celtics have a 25 percent chance at landing first overall, which is not very high. They have a solid chance at striking gold but fans need to realize that the Celtics have a 53.6 percent chance of falling out of the top two and a 35.8 percent chance of dropping all the way down to the fourth overall pick.
Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are the main targets for Danny Ainge and the Celtics, but they could end up drafting a player in the 3-4 range, such as Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum. Markelle Fultz would look great in green, but it's far from a forgone conclusion that the Celtics will have the number one pick in June.
NBA Free Agency
The main goal of the Boston Celtics staff is to bring another star to Boston this summer, and the Celtics will for sure be pursuing many big name players that can help take this team to the next level. To obtain salary cap room for another star, the Celtics will only have to deny Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller's team options and trade Jordan Mickey and or Demetrius Jackson.
The star player that the Celtics have the most realistic chance of signing in free agency is Gordon Hayward. Hayward will have his fair share of recruiters, but the Celtics look like the most attractive option for him at this point. They are one star away from competing for a title and Hayward would be able to play for his college coach again in Brad Stevens.
Another free agent the Celtics have a realistic chance of signing is Memphis forward JaMychal Green. Green definitely is not the talent Hayward is, but he is a very versatile defender who can finish around the rim and rebound the ball at a solid rate. JaMychal Green is a solid option to fall back on if they miss out on Hayward this summer. It is very possible that Boston signs either Hayward or Green this summer.