With an aging roster and a closing (if not completely shut) championship window, the Boston Celtics need to use this upcoming offseason as a catalyst for what their short and long-term future is going to look like.
The Celtics have over $73 million committed to its players next season, so there's going to be very little wiggle room for GM Danny Ainge to make any significant free agent signings.
That number could very well change depending on what the Celtics decide to do with veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce (retirement? amnesty? trade?) this summer, but that all remains to be seen.
While the odds of signing a star are very low, there are still several young and talented players available on the market that could realistically make their way to Beantown next season.
The following five players didn't necessarily have the greatest years in 2012-13, but a change of scenery with one of the more well-managed and renowned franchises in the NBA could be just what the doctor ordered.
A wise general manager knows how to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to dealing with free agent athletes. If handled correctly, these players can be signed on the cheap, and quite possibly exceed their monetary value with some strong and redeeming play next year.
All statistics courtesy of ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and HoopsHype.