The Boston Celtics will most likely need a new point guard and D’Angelo Russell looks to be the young player that the team needs.
Now we won’t truly know until July 1st but Irving went through a lot this year. It was probably his toughest in the NBA. If he leaves, Celtics fans wouldn’t be surprised. They may even be happy about it.
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This offseason is going to be about reloading for the Boston Celtics. Currently they are still one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but they need to add some weapons if they want a chance to get to the NBA Finals.
If Kyrie Irving does leave Boston, the C’s will need a new point guard. As much as I love Marcus Smart I don’t know if you want him as your starting point guard.
Someone who should definitely be on Boston’s radar is D’Angelo Russell. With the Nets, Russell has grown as a player and become a much better point guard.
The 2018-19 season was a career year for Russell. The point guard averaged 21.1 points, 7 assists, and 3.9 rebounds a game.
Russell is a quality shooter so it’s not like the Celtics would be reverting to the Rajon Rondo days. Also we have seen Russell mature a lot since his first two seasons in LA.
Now the Nets do have an advantage because Russell is a restricted free agent, but if the Nets land Kyrie Irving there will be no need for Russell. Then the Celtics can make their move and get their point guard of the future.
D’Angelo Russell to the Boston Celtics would definitely be a great move for the team and would give them a solid young core for years to come.