The Boston Celtics have been labeled as “championship contenders” for years now, but that was not necessarily the case during the 2020-21 NBA season. Entering the year, they were definitely viewed as one of the more talented teams in the Eastern Conference, but their true colors showed this year and revealed that they have virtually no talent outside of their starting unit.
Having Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson tatum masked a lot of the vulnerable spots on this Celtics’ roster and they were simply exposed this year due to their key talents going down with injuries.
With Danny Ainge out of the Celtics front-office, they promoted Brad Stevens to be their new general manager and hired Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka to be their next head coach.
In his first move as GM of Boston, Stevens traded Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder and brought back Al Horford, who played in Boston from 2016-2019 (3 seasons).
This offseason, the Celtics will be looking for ways to improve their overall depth, but they do not really have much cap room to work with. However, they will still be a team to watch in NBA rumors this offseason given the holes they must address.
Bringing in Al Horford adds another $20M+ contract to their payroll and with Evan Fournier being a free agent, Boston does not really have room to go out and pursue big names in free agency.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the focal points of this team, but the Celtics do need to address their backcourt, which is a little bit of a mess right now.
Marcus Smart seems to be this team’s primary point guard right now with Payton Pritchard as a bench option, but Boston may not be comfortable with these two running things.
With this being said, let’s take a look at the Top-4 point guard options for the Boston Celtics to pursue this offseason.