Do you see the Celtics going with a youth movement or building a superteam?
Greg Cassoli: I think Danny Ainge is going to try to have his cake and eat it too, so possibly some sort of hybrid of the these options. If adding Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin makes the Celtics a super team, then that route seems feasible. Really committing to that path probably means trading the first overall pick as well, which seems less likely. Boston has practiced patience at every decision point since fleecing the Nets for 1,000 picks. I don't expect that to change now.
Keith Smith: I'm going to split the difference and say a bit of both. They'll add young players (#1 pick, Ante Zizic, Guerschon Yabusele, increased role for Jaylen Brown), but they're also going to look to add a star player or two. That will set the Celtics up for now and in the future. It is almost impossible, but yet, here we are.
Alex Kungu: Superteams are a long shot in this financial market so I’ll predict that if they pick a path it would be a youth movement. Between getting the number one pick, having Jaylen Brown, and getting two interesting frontcourt pieces in Yabuselse and Zizic, the Celtics already look poised to make the pivot to the youngsters if things don’t workout. In reality, I think the Celtics will make the run at Gordon Hayward and at least kick the tires on a Paul George or Jimmy Butler deal. The Celtics are probably going to go into this off-season shooting for the stars knowing that they have a strong plan B if nothing pans out.
Jared Weiss: They are doing both by the virtue of adding at least two highly anticipated rookies, but they will likely acquire at least one star-caliber player of some sort this offseason. They have too much to offer to not be able to pull it off. While they certainly can wait it out until the trade deadline, this offseason has a lot of potential movement brewing.