New Orleans Pelicans power forward Julius Randle declined his player option for 2019. Randle would fit perfectly with the Boston Celtics.
Now the Celtics are in an interesting spot. They could re-sign Kyrie Irving and have him be the face of your franchise or Boston could rebuild on the go.
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One of the reasons that Boston was unable to acquire Davis is because they didn’t want to give up a young star in Jayson Tatum. Now I agree with this because you would be mortgaging the franchise’s future for just a few years of success.
Randle had a pretty special 2018-19 season. The Pelicans gave Randle plenty of minutes and he didn’t let them down. Randle averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds a game.
Boston could use a quality rebounder in the paint. At times they have struggled on the boards.
Also Randle is still rather young. He is only 24-years-old and seems to be entering the prime of his career.
If the Celtics acquired Randle it would make their 2nd unit even stronger. He could be Boston’s starting power forward and allow for a player like Gordon Hayward to continue to come off the bench.