The Boston Celtics may not have made the leaps and bounds of improvement many hoped, but they did add a handful of players who will have big opportunities with the franchise next season and beyond.
Boston drafted Marcus Smart and James Young at Nos. 6 and 17, respectively. They made a trade using their traded-player exception to bring in Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton. Avery Bradley was re-signed to a lucrative new contract. The Celtics have also signed unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.
With Kris Humphries and Jerryd Bayless leaving the team in free agency, there are a couple of open spots to be had—not to mention the fact that following a 23-win season, everyone's job is up for grabs in training camp.
Beyond that, there will only be so many spots in the rotation to go around, so some of these players may be squeezed out. They will all receive an honest shot, though, with Brad Stevens not playing favorites in his second year as an NBA head coach.