Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsPossible Celtics Free Agent TargetsNBA free agency is underway, and while many teams are waiting for Lebron James to make another decision, there's going to be a lot of money given out this summer.
The Boston Celtics are a rebuilding team, but one that could add a few pieces for the future. Here are a few targets Danny Ainge may have on his radar as he tried to build the Celtics back into a title contender. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsEvan Turner, G -- 14 ppg, 5 rpg, 3.2 apg in 2013-14The Celtics are reportedly interested in the versatile guard, who averaged a career-high 17.4 points for the Philadelphia 76ers last season before being traded to Indiana. The 2010 second overall pick will likely get $7-8 million as a free agent, which may be too rich for the Celtics. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsLance Stephenson, G -- 13.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.8 apg in 2013-14The Celtics are reportedly interested in Stephenson, though there are conflicting reports as to whether or not they have reached out to him and his representative. The triple-double threat reportedly turned down a five-year, $44 million offer from Indiana. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsGreg Monroe, C -- 15.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg in 2013-14The Detroit big-man is one of the top names on the market. The Pistons would like to keep him next to Andre Drummond, but Monroe could get a max offer from someone and make Detroit make a tough decision with the restricted free agent. Monroe has a solid offensive game and is a good rebounder, but needs to imrpove on the defensive end. He'll likely become too expensive for the C's, but he could be a solid building block for the future. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsCarmelo Anthony, SF/PF -- 27.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg in 2013-14Aside from Lebron, Melo is the biggest name on the market. It was nice talking point for a few weeks during the playoffs, but Anthony is not signing with the Celtics without another all star (or two) already on board. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsIsaiah Thomas, PG -- 20.3 ppg, 6.3 apg in 2013-14The Celtics reportedly reached out to Thomas, and 29 other free agents, when the clock struck midnight on July 1. Thomas can certainly score, but adding the restricted free agent would more than likely mean an end to the Rajon Rondo era in Boston. Thomas could be a solid point guard to build around, especially with someone like Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley playing next to him. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsGordon Hayward, SF -- 16.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg in 2013-14The former Butler Bulldog is an obvious target for the Celtics given his relationship with head coach Brad Stevens. Hayward is a solid all-around player who fits Stevens' system, though the Jazz will reportedly match any offer sheet given to the restricted free agent.
UPDATE: Hayward has reportedly signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets.
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Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsChandler Jones, SF -- 16.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg in 2013-14Parsons is another restricted free agent the Celtics have shown interest in. A good young shooter, Parsons would be an upgrade over Jeff Green (if only Ainge could find a taker for Jeff Green).
UPDATE: Parsons has signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
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Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsKris Humphries, PF -- 8.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg in 2013-14Humphries was good in his first season in Boston, taking his role off the bench in stride. He made $12 million in 2013-14 and will have to take a paycut to return, or he could be a candidate for a sign-and-trade.
UPDATE: The Celtics are reportedly moving on from Humphries and will not re-sign him.
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Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsSpencer Hawes, C -- 13.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg in 2013-14The Celtics need a center, and Hawes' stock has risen over the last few years as he showed he can put up numbers as a starter. He'll likely end up as a rotation guy on a contender though.
UPDATE: Hawes has agreed to a four-year deal with the L.A. Clippers.
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Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsJosh McRoberts, C -- 8.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg in 2013-14McRoberts put together a very solid season for the Bobcats last year, and would give Boston a big-man who can pass and play some defense.
UPDATE: McRoberts has signed a deal with the Miami Heat.
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Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsAndrew Bynum, C -- 8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg in 2013-14Injuries and attitude are the main concern with Bynum, but if the Celtics want to take a risk on a big-man, Bynum could come cheap. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsGreg Oden, C -- 2.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg in 2013-14The Celtics were interested in the seemingly always-injured Oden last summer, and will likely be interested again as a cheap option at center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsJeff Adrien, SF -- 6.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg in 2013-14And we've hit the bargain bin! A Brookline native and former UConn star, Adrien has played for four NBA teams and spent time overseas and in the D-League since going undrafted in 2009. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsJimmer Fredette, SG -- 5.6 ppg, 1.3 apg in 2013-14The young sharpshooter has been a major disappointment since being drafted 10th overall in 2011, and barely played for the Chicago Bulls after being acquired at last season's trade deadline. But if the Celtics are looking for someone to put up a lot of shots during another rebuilding season, Fredette can do that! (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsEmeka Okafor, C -- 9.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg in 2012-13Okafor didn't play last season due to a neck injury, but could sign a short-term deal in hopes of getting a bigger payday after he proves he can still make a difference on the floor. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Possible Free Agent Targets For CelticsGreg Stiemsma, C -- 2.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg in 2013-14Could the Stiemer return to Boston? Ainge is looking for more rim protection, so Tommy Heinsohn would blow a gasket if Ainge passed up the chance to bring back the "next Bill Russell." (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)