5 Small Forwards the Boston Celtics Should Target This Offseason

5 Small Forwards the Celtics Should Target This Offseason

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Jeff Green is not the player the Boston Celtics need him to be. He is not part of the future for this team. This leaves a glaring hole at small forward. The Celtics need to find their guy who can help this team compete in the future. Here are five small forwards they should consider acquiring this offseason.

5. Carmelo Anthony

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5. Carmelo Anthony

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I am not that big on Carmelo Anthony as some people. He's selfish, ball dominant and not a winner. However, pairing him up with Rajon Rondo coupled with his hunger for a championship could mean contention in Boston next season. If the Celtics have the cap room, why not make a run at him next season?

4. Doug McDermott

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4. Doug McDermott

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McDermott is an exciting player to watch with undeniable offensive skills. It's difficult to project his ceiling, but he would have a lot of scoring opportunities playing next to Rajon Rondo.

3. Rodney Hood

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3. Rodney Hood

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Hood is a lengthy and a consistent shooter from deep. His mid-range, pull-up jumper is terrific and could be a special offensive player in the NBA someday. Hood could stretch the floor for the Celtics and be a lethal scorer.

2. Harrison Barnes

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2. Harrison Barnes

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The Golden State Warriors have to choose between paying Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes sometime in the future. The Celtics can make it easy for them by offering a trade for Barnes. He's a young small forward with lots of upside, but hasn't lived up to his potential yet. He is surely going to blossom soon and the Celtics need to jump all over him. He could be the long-term solution at SF.

1. Gordon Hayward

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1. Gordon Hayward

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It may be a long shot for the Celtics to sign Hayward considering he is a restricted free agent. The Jazz have plenty of cap space to keep the young forward around and would be stupid not to. Hayward can do a little bit of everything. He plays defense, he's an outstanding shooter, can put the ball on the floor and has a great basketball mind. His reunion with Brad Stevens would be great in Boston.

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