The Boston Celtics have had an up and down start to the NBA season. They have a record of 9-8 as they have been unable to consistently get it going on both ends of the court in the early going.
One of the reasons has been the injury to Jaylen Brown. Brown has played in only eight games this season and it has had a big impact on the team. As the best two-way player on the team, the Celtics have suffered on both ends of the court as a result.
Defensively, they are finding their identity. They have been able to survive the loss of Brown on that end of the court with Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III leading the way. Offensively, however, they are struggling to get anything going.
Jayson Tatum is having a tough shooting start to the season in large part because he is taking so many more difficult shots. Not having Brown in the lineup to take pressure off of him is part of the reason, but the team as a whole is lacking perimeter threats.
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Boston is currently 26th in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage, making only 32.5 percent of their attempts. Brown and Grant Williams are the only players on the team shooting above the league average on 3-points that make at least one 3-pointer per game.
It is certainly an area of need and one the front office may have to look to address with outside help. Which players could be on their radar? Here are three shooters theBoston Celtics could target before the deadline.