Veteran Boston Celtics free agent who is well-known “could join team later”

According to MassLive’s Brian Robb, popular veteran free agent Blake Griffin isn’t anticipated to sign with the team before the 2023–24 season, although he might end up joining the squad later on in the campaign.

Robb stated before adding, “If Griffin decides to play this season, the door could remain open for Griffin to join the team later given that the team could easily open a roster spot. Otherwise, Boston will need to look elsewhere for additional frontcourt depth.

During the 2022–23 season, Griffin started 16 games for the Celtics and played more than 21 minutes per contest while averaging 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and two assists.

He wasn’t a part of the team’s postseason rotation, but he wasn’t a star for the Cs either. To be an experienced role-player who can explain to anyone who is younger what it takes to be a five-time All-NBA big.

The Boston Celtics front staff made the decision to go all-in on a three-headed hydra in the frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis, Al Horford, and Robert Williams III, while also freeing up positions in the backcourt.

A big guy is no longer required on a roster because Luke Kornet is already waiting for playing time. The playmaking of Marcus Smart must now be replaced in large part by a floor general on the roster.

Despite the fact that the Celtics addressed the perimeter with Oshae Brissett, it is undeniable that the wing position has the greatest talent on the open market. In addition to potentially outperforming Brissett for a specific number of minutes, Kelly Oubre and T.J. Warren might contribute to a contender.

The market for point guards includes seasoned pros in the latter stages of their careers like Goran Dragic and George Hill as well as previous Power league PGs like Kennedy Chandler, Devon Dotson, and Scotty Pippen Jr. who haven’t made much of an impact in the NBA despite stellar collegiate careers.

Prior to training camp, Boston might consider adding to one of both position groups, or more likely, neither.

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