As far as signings go, the Boston Celtics haven't done much worthy of praise.
Avery Bradley signed a four-year deal worth $32 million to remain in Beantown, but given how the team's stockpiled backcourt talent of late, inking Bradley to a deal of that size doesn't make much sense, as Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal recently explained:
With that in mind, how can the C's justify giving Bradley $8 million per year, especially when that's paying more than market value for a player with huge limitations? The combo guard is a fantastic defender—one of the best in the league—and started developing more of a consistent shot last season, but dribbling tends to throw him off. That's usually problematic for a guard.
However, the Celtics deserve high marks for playing a role in the three-team trade that sent Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets and gave the Cleveland Cavaliers the cap space necessary to sign LeBron James.
To recap, for helping facilitate the trade, the Celtics filled a frontcourt need by acquiring rim protector Tyler Zeller, a bench scorer in Marcus Thornton as well as a first-round pick that will be top-10 protected in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
And while that appeared to be all the Celtics had in store this summer, Boston general manager Danny Ainge decided to ink Evan Turner to a deal that will pay him a portion of the team's mid-level exception, according to the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett.
While Turner may have been a worthy buy at the veteran minimum for a contender in need of depth on the wing, his presence would seem to indicate Boston has no intention of rolling out aesthetically pleasing lineups next season.
With Turner, Bradley, Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart and Jeff Green all in the fold, Brad Stevens' club isn't going to improve much, if any, on its putrid 43.5 percent overall shooting mark from last year (No. 28 overall).
While their personnel moves have hardly been sterling, the Celtics' ability to stockpile future assets should be commended.