Regardless of Robert Williams’s knee process, I used to be instructed the Celtics will not be planning to signal one of many big-name veteran facilities nonetheless accessible. Anticipate them to interchange the not too long ago waived Bruno Caboclo with one other younger large man to compete for a spot in coaching camp.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 21, 2022
This can seemingly cross names reminiscent of Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins, and Hassan Whiteside off the checklist of potential targets.
King additionally famous that the Celtics will probably look so as to add a younger large man to their coaching camp roster, as he reported earlier this offseason that the workforce is holding considerably of a contest to fill out the ultimate roster spots. Bruno Caboclo was waived on September 20 and can presumably get replaced by a giant. Noah Vonleh is at present the one frontcourt participant on a training-camp contract proper now.
Robert Williams is set to bear arthroscopic knee surgical procedure, which is able to sideline him for 4-6 weeks. That timeline will probably trigger him to overlook the primary week or two of the common season, leaving the Celtics’ frontcourt depth in a state of disarray. With Danilo Gallinari additionally injured, Boston is probably going wanting so as to add further large man depth.
Boston has emphasised youth with their signings thus far this summer season. Along with Vonleh (27), they’ve added Jake Layman (28), Justin Jackson (27), and Denzel Valentine (28). Whereas none are younger within the conventional NBA sense, all three are beneath 30 and nonetheless trying to show themselves within the league.
Since Brodric Thomas has but to be formally signed by the workforce, Boston at present has two open spots on their coaching camp roster.