The Celtics already have their minds set on free agency in 2022. While there are still many months to come and the franchise situation could change by then, Gary Washburn, a journalist for the Boston Globe, notes that Massachusetts are expected to go after Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal next summer. In general, both are players trained to attract a lot of attention in the market, which makes it clear that the Boston team intends to be aggressive in it.
Beal has spent years trying to put together a winning project at the Wizards, but despite his great individual level, he has not been surrounded in a competitive way, something that could fully boost his desire to go out if it is repeated this year. LaVine, for his part, hasn’t been able to translate his big numbers into good results either by not having a great squad around him, and while the Bulls have been very active in this free agency, he could be interested in a trade change. aires when your contract ends.
On the side of the Celtics, recent seasons do not invite as much optimism as they would like, because, although they were finalists in the East in 2020, they have not finished becoming the undisputed power of their conference that they aimed to be after their excellent 2018 playoffs This is why they could be interested in adding assets to the project, which seems to need a little boost, if the changes in the bench and offices this year do not help them make the leap.
It should be remembered, however, that Bradley Beal might not end up in free agency, as he has a player option for the course 22-23. This would upset these theoretical plans for Boston, as well as the many franchises that have laid eyes on it and have been fantasizing about incorporating it into their business for some time. roster.
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