As you’ll scroll down my Celtics list of offseason moves that I would make, understand I’m making these moves out of a place of love for the Boston Celtics and a place of thinking that the Celtics can be better than their 58 regular season wins and losing to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
I understand fully that these are radical changes that I’m proposing. There is precedent for the level of roster turnover for the Boston Celtics from one season to the next. The Celtics only brought back four players from their 2017 Eastern Conference Finals series loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Those players were Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier. The notable players traded or not re-signed were Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk.
During the 2017 NBA offseason the Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum, signed Gordon Hayward and Aron Baynes, and traded for Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris.
That was trader Danny at his best. Until the pieces didn’t fit on the basketball court which is a story for another day.