5 Free Agents the Celtics Should Sign for the Veteran Minimum

As the reigning champions, the Boston Celtics can have their pick of capable veterans to fill their roster spots.
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4. Patty Mills

Another veteran guard who the Celtics can target is Patty Mills. The Australian sharpshooter is also 35 years old but he can still play.

Mills is obviously not going to play a large role for any team at this stage of his career. However, he is a capable fourth guard who can get some minutes if Payton Pritchard, Jrue Holiday, or Derrick White misses some time.

More than his on-court impact, Mills should make a difference in the locker room. He is one of the most respected veterans in the league, having won a championship with the San Antonio Spurs and appearing in a total of 98 playoff games.

5. Danilo Gallinari

This would also be a reunion even though Gallinari never played in a game for the Boston Celtics.

In the 2022 offseason, the Celtics signed Danilo Gallinari to a two-year, $13 million deal. Unfortunately, before he could ever suit up for Boston, Gallo suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, missing the entire season. His salary was later used in the trade with the Wizards that landed the Celtics Kristaps Porzingis.

Now, Gallinari is a free agent once again. He will be 36 years old and has serious defensive and athletic limitations. Yet, Brad Stevens and the Celtics clearly coveted him only two years ago, so perhaps they still have an interest in him.

The Italian sharpshooter is now more of a stretch big option. On some bench units, he could still operate as a floor-spacer in limited minutes. His skill set is still valuable and if he has anything left in the tank, he could be worth a look for the Celtics.

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