Boston Celtics Rumors: 2 more free agents the Celtics should sign

T.J. Warren #1 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
T.J. Warren #1 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Boston Celtics offseason has gotten off to a great start. They have only made a few moves, but the moves they have made have been fantastic. They appear set to sign Danilo Gallinari once he is released by the San Antonio Spurs, and swung a trade with the Indiana Pacers for Malcolm Brogdon in which they gave up virtually nothing to get him.

The Celtics are undoubtedly in a better spot than they were when they entered the offseason. But there are still moves to be made if the front office feels the urge to do so. With that in mind, here are two more free agents that Boston could sign this offseason.

Boston Celtics free agent target No. 2: T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren is one of the most interesting players available on the free agent market this offseason. Warren exploded during the 2020 NBA bubble, averaging 26.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game in the 10 contests the Pacers partook in during their stay in the bubble. Safe to say, Warren seemed set to take the next step forward in his career.

The problem is that ever since the bubble, Warren has played just four games due to a foot injury. He’s an extreme wild card at this point of his career. He could prove to be one of the biggest steals on the market if he is able to come back and play like he did in the bubble. But he also could be sapped of some of his skills from what has essentially been a two-year layoff.

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If Warren is good to go, he offers another potential wing option off the bench behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Boston has some good depth across the board, but they don’t have a wing guy on their bench that can offer similar things that Tatum and Brown offer.

Warren is a solid isolation scorer who can get buckers off the bench, which is what Boston lacked during their run to the Finals a few weeks back. He can score in the paint while also profiling as a knockdown shooter. Warren has also proven to be a capable defender, and you can never have enough long, rangy defenders on your roster.

Boston added Gallinari, but he profiles as more of a pure offensive threat. He could get played out of the rotation down the stretch due to his defensive limitations. Warren is kind of like a lottery ticket; he’s worth taking a shot on, but if he doesn’t pan out, the team won’t be destroyed as a result.