The NBA free agent frenzy has begun. The latest Celtics moves have Gordon Hayward leaving for Charlotte on a max contract. Celtics fans welcome Cleveland center/power forward/center Tristan Thompson. Also, sign veteran guard Jeff Teague to a year deal. Fan _favorite Enes Kanter is dealt with Portland for draft picks. In this post, we will explore three reasons why the latest Celtics moves will not improve the club in 2021.
Latest Celtics Moves Will Not Improve The Club In 2021
Reason number one is Danny Ainge overplayed his hand with Indiana. Rather than get two players in a sign and trade they get zero in the Charlotte Deal.
The rumored names the Celtics would be getting were Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner or Doug McDermott. McDermott or Oladipo would provide depth in the shooting department off the bench.
In any event, the Celtics need to explore other options if they expect to get any better in the upcoming season. There is still the possibility that the team gets to do a sign and trade with Charlotte.
Sign A Proven Player In Tristan Thompson
Boston did land veteran center, Tristian Thompson, from the Cavaliers. Thompson agreed to a two_year 19,000,000 Dollar deal with the Celtics. In Thompson, the organization gets a veteran center and a proven winner.
Thompson was on the 2015/16 Cavalier championship team that won the NBA title. In Thompson. the club gets a big physical center who averages10 rebounds a game. Offensively he struggles at the three _throw line and averages 10 points a game. He is a significant upgrade over Enes Kantor and Daniel Theis.
Tatum Not Worth The Max Contract
Other than coming close to a championship twice, Jayson Tatum still has a lot to prove. Like other NBA greats, he needs to make the crucial shots every night. Showing great leadership skills as former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did in the past.
Beating Toronto and Philadelphia was an essential step for this current Celtics team. In order to reach the finals, they need a healthy Kemba Walker to challenge for the title.
General Manager Danny Ainge once again has Celtics fans disappointed. After a successful bubble campaign, it seems Ainge has taken a step backward.
Without Gordon Hayward and nothing to show for his leaving I do not expect the Celtics to regain their 2020 post _season form