What free agent big men might the Boston Celtics be looking at signing after the Robert Williams III news?

The Boston Celtics reportedly learned that their starting star center will be out for 4-6 week arthroscopic clean-up surgery on the knee Robert Williams III tore a meniscus in at the end of the 2021-22 NBA season, making their already-thin frontcourt depth an even more pressing concern.

With little in the way of proven depth to lean on as Timelord will miss the start of the 2022-23 season has come into even sharper focus, with many analysts suspecting that the Celtics will turn to a veteran free agent big man to help fill the gaps in Boston’s roster.

While there’s a chance that camp invitees could help out, the Celtics have already sent one home and appear poised to explore their options.

NBC Sports Boston’s “Early Edition” crew got together recently to talk through who Boston might be looking at; join Chris Mannix, Chris Forsberg, and Trenni Casey as they break down the Celtics’ situation.

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