Since the 2017 NBA Playoffs, the Boston Celtics have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals three times, but this year, their season is coming to an end. Without Jaylen Brown, it is hard to imagine that the Celtics will beat the Brooklyn Nets in their first-round series, so where does Boston go from here?
They have been to the playoffs for 7 consecutive years and have had championship contending teams, but they have not been able to reach the NBA Finals, so what moves will Danny Ainge look to make to ensure the Celtics’ success moving forward?
The Celtics front-office has already said that they are not looking to get rid of head coach Brad Stevens, but this roster is definitely going to look different to start the 2021-22 season. Jayson Tatum is a star in this league that will absolutely win an MVP award at some point in his career and Jaylen Brown is a growing star in this league, but the rest of the Celtics roster will be viewed as expendable this offseason.
Nobody is set to become a free agent this offseason, unless Evan Fournier opts out of his player option for the 2021-22 season, which is why this team could be looking to make some trades in the offseason. With pretty much everybody still under contract and a handful of trade exceptions to use, the Celtics will be aggressive in their hunt to add more talent to their roster.
With that said, let’s take a look at three moves the Celtics can make in the offseason in order to elevate themselves back to title contention in the Eastern Conference.