The Boston Celtics do not have a lot of money to spend in free agency this offseason. The team will surely be on the lookout for some affordable mid-level talent to address a few weaknesses going into what is most likely the last year of the Big Three era.
While players like Jamal Crawford, J.R. Smith, Nene and Tyson Chandler would all be great additions, their price tags are a little bit out of the Celtics' range.
Boston's biggest areas of concern going into the 2011-2012 NBA season are depth, size and scoring. Last season's squad was decimated by injuries to Kendrick Perkins, Shaquille O'Neal and Marquis Daniels, all of whom were expected to be big contributors. Unfortunately, their inability to stay healthy led to the shocking trade for Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jeff Green.
We all know how that turned out. Shaq never really recovered from his injuries, and the Celtics were stuck with Jermaine O'Neal and Nenad Krstic for the playoffs. Not good.
Going into this season, Boston has a lot of questions to answer.
Who is going to be the starting center? Should they re-sign Green? Where are the C's going to find depth?
With all of that in mind, here are five undervalued players who the Celtics should target in free agency.