Despite their recent loss to the Detroit Pistons, the Boston Celtics have been playing out of their minds lately. Their defense has been elite, and it’s been the driving force behind their recent surge.
That being said, with the moves they made at the trade deadline, they absolutely gutted their roster. After signing Sam Hauser and Luke Kornet to standard deals, they still need to fill some roster spots.
One of the most glaring issues on the team so far this year has been a severe lack of shooting. So while any player they pick up probably won’t play much, it might be nice to have an extra shooter on the roster.
Here are three current free agents who they could bring in. One would be for his locker-room presence, one is a veteran, and the other is a younger guy Boston could take a chance on.
3 free-agent shooters the Boston Celtics should sign: Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas absolutely had to be on this list. The likelihood that the Celtics sign him has become increasingly unlikely, but with two roster spots that need to be filled, Thomas at least deserved a mention.
At this point, he would merely be the aforementioned locker-room presence, but maybe the C’s could use a guy like that? Thomas is a constant source of positivity wherever he goes.
That being said, he doesn’t fit in with how the Celtics play in the slightest. Boston runs a defense where they switch a lot, and Thomas needs to be hidden on the defensive side of the floor.
But again, adding Thomas to the roster would just be a fun move that could get the team hyped. Plus, every single fan in Boston would forever love Brad Stevens for doing it.