The Boston Celtics are going to have a new look come the 2012-13 season, and appear to be doing everything in their power to bolster a lineup that has the chance to contend with the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference.
The team has done an impressive job this summer rebuilding around their three star players, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo. With Ray Allen departing for the Miami Heat, the Celtics quickly added veteran three-point threat Jason Terry to the mix and drafted big men Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo.
President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made it a point of emphasis during the draft to add some much-needed depth at the four and five positions, so picking Sullinger and Melo could potentially make them one of the better big-men collectives in the league.
Who would be a better signing for the Celtics?
Now, according to Sam Amick of SI.com, the Celtics are showing interest in free agents Kenyon Martin and Terrence Williams.
Although the team already has the maximum 15 players signed to contracts, certain players can be moved in order to make room for a potential signing, whether it be one or both of the aforementioned players.
Martin, for one, is an intriguing option for a veteran-heavy Celtics team in need of more depth at the big positions. The former first overall pick in the 2000 draft is now 34 years old and coming off the worst statistical year of his career—averaging 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. But he is known as a tenacious rebounder and solid overall defender, and adding a guy who has played in the NBA Finals could prove important to the team's young draftees.
Terrence Williams is a bit more of an enigma in terms of what he could bring to the Celtics. This is a former 11th-overall pick of the Nets in the 2009 draft who has yet to really develop his game at the NBA level. However, he is a physically-gifted player who could find his niche coming off the bench for Paul Pierce and Jeff Green.
The Celtics have shown this offseason that they are committed to winning another championship with the nucleus of Pierce, Garnett and Rondo. The addition of either player could add depth and further cement a Celtics roster that is built to win in May and June.