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5 Post-Draft Moves the Boston Celtics Should Make

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5 Post-Draft Moves the Boston Celtics Should Make

Marcus Smart
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The Boston Celtics look like geniuses after an extremely successful NBA Draft. The team selected Marcus Smart at No. 6, who is considered a steal, and at No. 17, Boston selected James Young, who shockingly dropped below his expected draft position. Now that the excitement in Bean Town has died down a bit, we must turn our heads towards this offseason. Boston has improved, however, Danny Ainge is still many moves away from becoming competitive.

5. Find a Way to Trade Gerald Wallace's Contract

Gerald Wallace
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5. Find a Way to Trade Gerald Wallace's Contract

Gerald Wallace
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Unfortunately, Boston had to absorb the albatross contract of Gerald Wallace when they scalped the Brooklyn Nets of every single one of their draft picks. Wallace is owed nearly million over the next two seasons, which is really hurting the Celtics' chances of landing multiple star players in free agency. Therefore, prior to any other moves, Boston must explore every potential route to unload his contract.

4. Fill out Roster with Mid-Tier Veteran Free Agents

Luol Deng
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4. Fill out Roster with Mid-Tier Veteran Free Agents

Luol Deng
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Boston is unlikely to become championship contenders overnight, so looking to acquire several talented veteran free agents would be the ideal situation this offseason. A team loaded with this much young talent requires the veteran leadership of players who have been there and done that. Luol Deng fits this mold perfectly, as does a possible reunion with Celtic legend Paul Pierce.

3. Re-Sign Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley
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3. Re-Sign Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley
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Yesterday, the Celtics officially made Avery Bradley a restricted free agent when making a qualifying offer of more than million. Bradley will not sign for such a minuscule salary, but now Boston has the ability to match any deal Bradley is presented with. Depending on the contract offers, Boston must look to re-sign Bradley at all costs due to his lock-up defensive skills, as well as his enormous potential on the offensive end.

2. Make Push to Acquire Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe
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2. Make Push to Acquire Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe
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Frontcourt depth will be an issue next season if not addressed via free agency in July. A duo of Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger simply is not going to cut it, even though both players are extremely talented. In comes Greg Monroe, who will become a restricted free agent and whose current future with the Detroit Pistons is totally up in the air. At the right price, Boston can lure Monroe away from Detroit, adding a building block for the future.

1. Trade Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
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1. Trade Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
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Fans seem to have mixed emotions on Rajon Rondo. Some believe he is worth a maximum extension, while others believe he is a completely overrated player who cares solely about his personal statistics. Whatever the case may be, Boston will be better off trading Rondo this offseason to prevent him from walking away for nothing next summer. This would also allow Marcus Smart to develop his game, given an excess of minutes on the floor.