The Boston Celtics are still well on their way to get back to the NBA Finals. They made one move at the NBA trade deadline, acquiring 6’11 shooting big man Mike Muscala from the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first game, Muscala shot 4-8 from three point land. But the Celtics seem like they want to make another move.
This would be done in the buyout market. The buyout market will have a ton of candidates to choose from over the next week or so. One name that could surface is veteran forward Danny Green.
Now, Green could be a really good fit for the Celtics for a variety of reasons.
Boston Celtics bringing in a champion in Danny Green
It never hurts to have a guy that has won a championship or two in his lifetime. If the Celtics were to pull in Green, that’s exactly the type of situation they’d find themselves in.
I had to look this up and was shocked to see this statistic. Green is a three time NBA champion. No, you aren’t dreaming or misreading that.
The 6’6 former UNC forward won his first championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. He was then fortunate enough to be a part of the Raptors championship with Kawhi Leonard in 2019. The following year? He won the bubble championship with the Lakers.
Point being, the Celtics would be bringing in a guy that has seen how winning is done from three different organizational standpoints. That’s definitely at least worth bringing Green in for the rest of this season!
Boston Celtics bringing in another shooter in Danny Green
Besides being a champion, Danny Green is a really good shooter that the Celtics could use in a playoff run.
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From three point land, Green is shooting nearly 40 percent for his entire career. At his best, he was averaging double digit points per game.
Sure, he’s only played in three games with the Grizzlies this year. But maybe, he just needs a better opportunity!
You can’t teach good shooting. Green has proven throughout his career he can shoot the ball well off the bench. Wouldn’t that make the most sense?
The bottom line with the Boston Celtics and Danny Green
Look, I’m not going to sit here and say that Green is going to be the answer to all of our hopes and prayers.
But he can help a bench that already has Malcolm Brogdon, Grant Williams, and much more.
The problem with the Celtics in the Finals last year was their lack of a bench. It’s very obvious that Brad Stevens is trying to fix that problem with a number of different moves.
So why not take a flyer on a guy that you won’t have to commit to long-term, or on a guy that you don’t have to overpay for?
As long as the veteran can fit into what the Celtics are doing and trying to accomplish, I’m fully on board for this signing.
You’ve done a great job so far, Brad Stevens. Do you have another move in you?