The Boston Celtics represented the Eastern Conference in the 2021-22 NBA Finals. By virtue of that fact, some would argue that this team should avoid any major changes this summer.
Those arguments would have merit. At the same time, the bright lights of the Finals may have magnified the flaws in this team that kept them from winning once they got there.
Granted, the Celtics have already addressed some. Against the Warriors, they suffered from a number of unforced turnovers, largely due to a team-wide weakness in ball-handling.
The Celtics have already taken steps to alleviate that concern by trading for Malcolm Brogdon.
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Brogdon is a great player, and the Celtics were wise to target him. Still, he is, unfortunately, injury prone. Moreover, as talented as he is, he’s not truly one of the most dynamic ball-handling players in the NBA either.
Donovan Mitchell is. Here’s a trade that pairs him with Jayson Tatum this summer.