Currently, the Boston Celtics are under the cap for this summer. But their wiggle room should be all but nonexistent by July 1.
If Joel Anthony opts into his $3.8 million player option, Avery Bradley is retained on a reasonable extension and the team uses both its first-round draft picks, that'll leave almost no cap space to spend on free agents.
All that is perfectly fine. While the Celtics would love to sign an impact player—who wouldn't, besides the Philadelphia 76ers—their eyes are more focused on rebuilding through the draft and trade market. But that doesn't mean they won't be looking for value.
Here are five players Boston would love to have on its team next season. Some might be harder to acquire than others, but all would be fantastic fits. They're ranked by how snug those fits would be.