Resolution No. 2: Get a big man
As good as the Boston Celtics are, the current roster will have a tough time matching up to teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks due to their lack of size down low.
Yes, Enes Kanter is a rebounding machine, Daniel Theis has been solid, and Robert Williams can leap out of any gym once he is healthy, but neither of those players can really bang downlow with a Joel Embiid or even stop a Giannis Antetokounmpo from dominating the paint.
There are some trade candidates out there and possibly available like Kevin Love, Steven Adams and possibly Karl-Anthony Towns, but those players won’t be attainable without Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge having to part ways with either or a combination of Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum.
Except for possibly Hayward (due to his potential opt-out at the end of the season), Ainge isn’t messing with the core and quite frankly, the team doesn’t need an All-Star level big man to get where they want to go.
They just need someone who can complement the big 3 or 4 of Kemba, Brown, Tatum and Hayward.
One player that comes to mind is Tristan Thompson who give the Celtics a nice big man rotation of rebounding and rim protection.
The buyout market should also provide some affordable bigs for the Boston Celtics to go after. Thompson could be one of those players.
In summary, stay patient Danny Ainge and also be smart. Adding another big man is one resolution that will make Celtics fans happy. Adding the right big man could transcend this team into a championship contender.