What should the goal of the Boston Celtics be for the 2023-2024 season? Well, that was a rhetorical question. But let me answer that anyway! The goal is to get back to the Finals and win the Finals this time.
As we’re all watching the NBA Finals unfold between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, we’re left to wonder what could’ve been. Could the Celtics have given the Nuggets a series and maybe even win the whole thing? If fully healthy, my answer is yes.
But the reality is that the Celtics will need to continue to find ways to improve the roster around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, to get back to where they want to be: the NBA Finals.
One intriguing name that is playing in the NBA Finals currently for the Denver Nuggets is Bruce Brown.
Brown is an intriguing player. He’s averaging just a little under 12 points a game, coming off the bench for Denver.
He’s so intriguing that I wouldn’t mind the Celtics making a move to bring the veteran guard/forward to Boston.
Boston Celtics getting more shooting help with Bruce Brown
The big thing that gets mentioned with the Boston Celtics is their lack of help from the bench in the playoffs. We’ve seen the likes of Malcolm Brogdon and Grant Williams go cold and even sometimes, be non-existent. That’s why Brown would be a great fit as a role player.
Brown shot 48% from the floor this season, and nearly 36 percent from three-point range. If you recall, Brown was with the Brooklyn Nets a season ago and shot 40 percent from three-point range. Point being, he can shoot well from the outside.
Also, he’s 6-foot-4 and very athletic. He can cover some of the better guards in the NBA, which is great for a Celtics team that needs to get back to its defensive identity.
Boston Celtics getting a hometown kid in Bruce Brown
I’m always soft-hearted when it comes to situations like these. Bruce Brown returning to his hometown of Boston to play for the Celtics would be a cool, little story.
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We saw that a little bit with Noah Vonleh playing briefly with the Celtics, as he comes from Haverhill, Massachusetts. Brown is from Wakefield, Massachusetts and played at Wakefield Memorial High School before transferring to Vermont Academy.
It’s a cool little tidbit. One that probably won’t mean as much to the Celtics front office, but still fun to talk about!
The bottom line with the Boston Celtics and Bruce Brown
This could be an intriguing move that helps the Celtics solidify their bench more, especially come playoff time.
The Boston Celtics are at a point where the talent is really good, they just need to find the final right pieces that fit the championship puzzle. I truly believe Bruce Brown is one of those pieces.
Pull off a trade with Denver to get Brown in at least for next season. After that, he becomes an unrestricted free agent that could command a lot of money.
If your championship window is now and you feel like Brown can be a crucial piece, make the move Brad!