Celtics reportedly ‘not planning’ to sign a big-name veteran free agent

·2 min read

Those among the fans of the Boston Celtics who hoped to see the ball club sign a veteran big man to shore up their shaky frontcourt rotation in the news of the looming clean-up surgery for starting center Robert Williams III will be disappointed with new reporting from The Athletic’s Jay King.

The Athletic reporter relates that the Celtics are “not planning to sign one of the big-name veteran centers still available” and that we ought to expect the Celtics to “replace the recently waived Bruno Caboclo with another young big man to compete for a spot in training camp.”

While no obvious name pops out at as a likely candidate, it does signal a degree of confidence regarding Timelord’s return — and with camp practically upon us, it should not be a lingering mystery.

Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

Related

Since the 1949-50 season, only one Boston Celtics rookie has led the league in scoring

Boston's Marcus Smart among NBA's regular-season award winners video

Ex-Boston big man Tacko Fall co-authors new children's book

Shams: Boston Celtics waive camp invitee forward Bruno Caboclo

Celtics' Robert Williams III sidelined 4-6 weeks following knee procedure

Celtics Lab 141: Projecting the order the East and talking on the NBA's Robert Sarver reaction with Zak Noble

List

Every player in Boston Celtics history who wore No. 16

Tom Satch Sanders Boston Celtics
Tom Satch Sanders Boston Celtics

List

Five Boston Celtics ranked in ESPN's NBArank 2022 Nos. 100-26

List

Boston's Jayson Tatum comes out top-three in new HoopsHype poll on top players to build around

List

'Teams have to respect us,' says Celtics alum Daniel Theis of Germany's EuroBasket bronze

Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire