The Boston Celtics are looking at this offseason and trying to figure out how they can get better and do so without having to make too many big moves that throw off what they’ve already begun to build under head coach Brad Stevens. There have been rumors surrounding the Celtics and free agents they might be targeting but it might end up being abetter option for the team to wait until 2015 to make a move than to go out and make something happen this summer.
That’s exactly what Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com has suggested as looking ahead at the cap figures and the assets the Celtics will have, the team could get very good, very fast in the summer of 2015.
What would the Celtics do with space next summer? For starters, they could bring back Rondo at the high salary number he’ll command (and seek). Or maybe they’ll determine this season that it’s better to part ways.
Next year’s unrestricted free-agent class could include the likes of Rondo, Kevin Love, DeAndre Jordan, Goran Dragic, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert (player options and contract extensions will determine just how bountiful the class is). The Celtics could pick a couple of their favorites and pitch them on being the ones to help restore the league’s most successful franchise to contender status.
Of course, the free agent class of 2015 could change or shrink at any given moment as players could decide to re-sign or could get traded somewhere before they hit the open market. But Boston has options in 2015 and that’s something that is going to make 2014-15 something very interesting to watch.
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