Celtics Need To Get Physical In Upcoming Off Season In Order To Beat Cavs And Warriors

Now that the 2017 NBA season is officially over for the Boston Celtics It’s time to look ahead and see what additions can be made to the club.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For the second season in a row the Celtics went down fighting against Cleveland. But this time they did after getting past the Bulls and Wizards. Not bad considering GM Danny Ainge has got them to be the third best team in basketball in just three years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This year however Cleveland beat Boston out in every category . Categories such as three point shooting, field goal shooting and of course turnovers.One area the Celts can play better next year. t One area they did shine in was rebounding, they out rebounded the Cavs 52-42.                                                                                                                                           So where do the Celtics go from here? The Celtics won this years lottery getting the number one pick plus their own pick at 27. The buzz around Celtic fans is Washington Husky freshman Markelle Fultz. Fultz ended up the year shooting 45%  and had a field goal percentage of 53%. This could definitely help the Celtics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The problem is the Celtics are well stocked at guards. But the way Fultz shoots he would be to hard to pass up. Which means probably trading Terry Rozier or Marcus Smart. Point guard Isaiah the top shooter in the eastern conference is up fora contract and is seeking a max deal four years.                                                                                                                                                                            This leads us to the next option maybe trade the two picks and be in the same position next since they have another pick from the Nets. Maybe the Celtics should think about going big in order to stop LeBron.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One player whose intriguing is Piston center Andre Drummond . Drummond is just 23 the same age as a lot of the draft picks . Drummond is 6’11 279 lbs and played 81 games averaging 13ppg.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another rumor that has been surfacing in Boston for months is Jazz forward Gordon Heyward. Heyward has an edge since he played under Brad Stevens at Butler. The only problem is Hayward is already making 16 million which means  his next contract would be for  at least  25 million for four years.Sounds pretty ridiculous. But the Celtics however have plenty of money to spend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Some other big men to keep an eye on are Wizards small forward Otto Porter. A perfect Celtic fit. Torontos Serge Ibaka a power forward much cheaper than Hayward. Another name is Warrior forward  Andre Iguadola   still a great two way player.                                                                                                                                              And of course the last area of concern is point guard. The Celtics are blessed to have the best shooting guard in the league. A couple of quality names are Laker three point sniper Nick Young. Cleveland’s Kyle Korover. Korover is 36 can play both shooting guard and small forward.                                                                                                                                                                                          Clipper guard JJ Redick would be a great fit for Boston. Reddick is still one of the best guards in the NBA.Also James Jones of Cleveland would be a good fit. Playoff experience plus a deadly three point shooter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Celtics also need to sign restricted free agent Kelly Olynyk stole game seven from the Wizards. Also forward Amir Johnson. Johnson an unrestricted free agent is physical and one of the teams best leaders. Best Celtic fit Johnson.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   With the NBA draft just a month a way anything is possible with Danny Ainge calling the shots.  With the number one draft pick the best coach in the NBA and plenty of money to spend this summer should be one of the most exciting in a long time. The Future is now for the Boston Celtics.

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