It’s June 3rd, five days after the Boston Celtics blew game seven at home in the Eastern Conference Finals to the eight seed Miami Heat.
It feels gross to even type that first sentence. But alas, that’s the reality and now the Celtics have to look ahead to the off-season.
We know that this team is probably not going to be making a big blockbuster trade or signing this off-season. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t make meaningful and impactful smaller signings.
If the Celtics want to sign someone of value and can help the bench right now, they should pay attention to shooting guard Seth Curry.
Boston Celtics getting a good shooter in Seth Curry
The Boston Celtics have been very familiar with Curry’s play the past few seasons as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. But if the Nets wanted to let Curry walk, this could be an incredible find for Brad Stevens and the Celtics.
One of the best parts of Curry’s game is his three-point shooting. In two seasons with the Nets, the 6-foot-2 guard shot just below 43 percent from three. His career percentage from three-point land is right around 44 percent.
This is a good sign if you’re a Boston fan like I am. After all, the C’s literally lived and died by the three all year long.
So bringing in a guy like Curry to shoot well off the bench can help deepen the bench amongst guys like Malcolm Brogdon, Grant Williams, and the return of Danilo Gallinari next season.
Boston Celtics get a potential Payton Pritchard replacement in Seth Curry
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So in an effort to replace (and dare I say…upgrade?) from Payton Pritchard, you have to bring in a shooter. That’s where Curry fits into the equation.
Listen, I really like Payton Pritchard and always thought he should’ve had a bigger role with the Celtics. This is a guy that got Finals minutes just a season ago!
But it looks like the Celtics want to move elsewhere. So if you want to replace the guy that shoots 40 percent from three, why not replace him with a guy that shoots a little higher than that anyway?
Seth Curry would add shooting off the bench
We’ve been hearing about how the C’s have to build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. So why not bring in another solid piece that can add to an already extremely talented team?
Curry provides you with the opportunity to add to a team that sometimes has a tendency to go on a lull scoring wise.
Plus, the money would probably be around $8-10 million. That’s not bad if Curry can bring his shooting ability to Boston!
You’re going to have to move around pieces anyway. Why not bring in a guy that you’re familiar with and you know can make an immediate difference?