The Boston Celtics quickly got to work adding to the roster that got them to within two wins of an NBA title in the 2022 Finals when their season ended at TD Garden, adding two starter-caliber players for very little in the way of rotation players and draft assets.
The Celtics added former Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon and veteran forward Danilo Gallinari, sending out only vet big man Daniel Theis, reserve forward Aaron Nesmith, backup guard Nik Stauskas, and three other players who rarely saw the floor and a protected first-round draft pick to upgrade their roster this offseason.
Only Theis saw any floor time of significance in the postseason, and while Nesmith has plenty of potential, he also would have fought an uphill battle to realize it in the Celtics’ crowded rotation.
ESPN analyst and Celtics alum Kendrick Perkins recently reacted to Boston’s offseason moves along with the rest of the “NBA Today” crew.
Watch the clip embedded above to see how they assessed it.
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