5 Free Agents the Boston Celtics Must Avoid

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5 Free Agents the Boston Celtics Must Avoid
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Big Al would be fun for the Celtics. But three years from now could be painful.

The Boston Celtics clearly have a lot of work to do this offseason, with very little cap space. Injuries and large veteran contracts further complicate an already murky scenario, so every free-agent acquisition counts.

Earlier in the week, I highlighted the five most likely options for the Celtics on the open market, explaining why each of them would be a good fit in the short and long-term future.

Now it's time to pinpoint which free agents the Celtics must avoid in order to remain competitive now and down the line.

The following list consists of realistic free-agent targets, based on rumors, salaries and team needs. It also explains why Celtics management should avoid offering any of them contracts to play for the Green.

 

All statistics are from ESPN.com, NBA.com/stats and Basketball-Reference.com.

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