C. Al Horford
G. Juhann Begarin
G. Jaylen Brown
F. Sam Hauser
C. Luke Kornet
G. Aaron Nesmith
G. Payton Pritchard
G. Tomáš Satoranský
G. Marcus Smart
F. Jayson Tatum
G. Derrick White
F. Grant Williams
C. Rober Williams iii
G. Lucas Williamson
Resign: Al Horford, 6' 9", 240
Celtics adjust contract to 3 years for 48 million greatly reducing his csp hit next year. Horford will be 39 when the contract ends.
Trade: Steven Adams, 6' 11" 265
Trusting Brad Stevens to pull off a miracle. Going from Adams to Theis gets Memphis low enough under the cap to sign Bradley Beale.
Sign: Tomáš Satoranský, 6' 7" 210
Large guard who averaged 4.9 assists in below 19 minutes a game in his short stint with the Wizards.
Draft: Lucas Williamson: 6’4", 205lbs
BCS; Poor man's Marcus Smart. Williamson is a combo guard who excells on the defensive end of the floor. Fits into the Celtics recent history of drafting defensive stalworths: Tremont Waters & Kadeem Allen.
SB Nation SLC Dunk writes:
At 6’4", 205lbs, Lucas Williamson was one of the nation’s best defenders for the Loyola Ramblers last season. Projected as a late second-round to undrafted prospect in the NBA Draft, Williamson’s incredible on-ball defense could turn him into one of this year’s best sleeper picks. On Thursday, the Utah Jazz brought in Williamson for a pre-draft workout, potentially indicating their interest in the former MVC Defensive Player of the Year.
Per Game: 13.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks, 2.0 turnovers, 44.0/39.0/72.8 percent shooting splits
Advanced: 58.5 percent true shooting, 7.1 box plus/minus (4.1 offensive, 3.0 defensive), 5.1 win shares, .194 WS/40
Physical: 6’4", 6’7.5" wingspan, 205lbs, 23 years old
In his time at Loyola-Chicago, Lucas Williamson stood as one of the best defensive players in the nation. He collected a plethora of defensive awards throughout his colligate career, most notable of which are his two MVC Defensive Player of the Year honors in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The guy is simply a bulldog on that end. He’s got incredible defensive instincts and discipline, moves his feet well, reads passing lanes, has active hands, and does an incredible job of always positioning himself correctly on the court. More than just an individual defender, Williamson’s phenomenal spatial awareness allows him to effectively rotate, switch, and cover up his teammate’s mistakes. In a Marcus Smart-esque manner, as an undersized as a shooting guard, Williamson uses his strong 205 pound frame to fight against opposing forwards. His good wingspan and physicality give him a fighting chance against any matchup he faces. There is a reason why he won two DPOY’s as a 6’4" guard.
Sign: Juhann Begarin, 6' 5", 192
Last year's 2nd round pick, has NBA level athleticism. Not likely to contribute but would benefit from getting coached for the NBA game.