The Boston Celtics are a young, rebuilding team with a full non-taxpayer midlevel exception ($5.305 million) and a bi-annual exception ($2.077) at their disposal. Even though cap space is basically nonexistent, they’re also in position to fill out their roster with minimum player salary exception contracts.
Since we’re discussing bargain-bin deals, here are five players that should still be available for any one of the exceptions listed above long after the dust settles. These aren’t Boston’s top targets, but instead players they’d be perfectly fine signing if everyone else wound up elsewhere.
They’re ranked by how happy their hypothetical acquisition would make Celtics fans next season.