There will be a lot of people looking at what the Boston Celtics need to do before next season gets underway. I think I see a clear problem with this team going forward that can be addressed in the 2013 NBA Draft. Boston was 29th in the NBA this season in rebounding, averaging just over 39 a game, and that will have to change if the team wants to get past the first round next season.
You can look at players like Kevin Garnett or Jeff Green who should be able to take some of that responsibility on going forward. It is quite possible that Garnett won’t be with the team next season and Green is more of a scorer than a rebounder in my opinion. The team is going to need to look to for a big man who can rebound in the draft. There will be many choices when Boston’s pick comes up, but they can’t afford to neglect this need.
While it is possible that the core of the team all comes back, it’s not a certainty. I want to see the Celtics spend the time between now and the draft figuring out how to fix the rebounding issues. It may take going after a free agent as well, but you need young depth to go with that. There should be a look towards the future at this point in time because things aren’t going to stay the same forever. It is time to look for a change and that begins by drafting a big man or two when June’s draft occurs.