There still are free agents who interest them - notably restricted free agent Jamario Moon, a younger player in the Hill mold. But the Celtics can’t afford Moon unless his price significantly drops.
Their best shot at anyone with a straight-up offer is the biannual exception.
A league source said yesterday the Celtics have investigated sign-and-trade possibilities with other teams - a scenario that could theoretically work in a move for Moon, who finished last season with Miami. The Celts also have expiring contracts of varying sizes to offer.
Last season, Moon averaged 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 35.5% three point shooting in 26.5 minutes per game between Toronto and Miami.