The 10 best remaining free agents the Boston Celtics can sign

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The Boston Celtics are coming off a disappointing campaign that ended in elimination by the Miami Heat in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals just when Boston hoped to get back to the NBA Finals. Since then, team president Brad Stevens has shaken up the roster by bringing on star big man Kristaps Porzingis while letting go of Marcus Smart and Grant Williams.

The team has made depth signings with Oshae Brissett and Dalano Banton, but the Celtics still need to address a few key areas. Chief among them is a point guard able to step into a bigger role if needed, but Boston now also needs depth at the guard, wing, forward, and big positions as well with between one and three roster spots pending team decisions on non-guaranteed players.

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Let’s take a look at some of the best remaining free agents who the Celtics could consider signing to such an end.

<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5765" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jayson Tatum;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jayson Tatum</a> #0 of the Boston Celtics is guarded by Terence Davis #3 of the <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/sacramento/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Sacramento Kings;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Sacramento Kings</a> in the first half at Golden 1 Center on March 21, 2023, in Sacramento, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics is guarded by Terence Davis #3 of the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Golden 1 Center on March 21, 2023, in Sacramento, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

2022-23 averages: 6.7 pts, 2.2 rebs, 1.0 asts, 42.3 FG%, 36.6% FG3%

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) controls the ball while Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers (25) defends during the first half at TD Garden Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) controls the ball while Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers (25) defends during the first half at TD Garden Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2022-23 averages: 4.9 pts, 1.6 rebs, 1.4 asts, 43.5% FG%, 35.0% FG3%

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Boston Celtics guard <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5602" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jaylen Brown;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jaylen Brown</a> (7) loses the ball while <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/chicago/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Chicago Bulls;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Chicago Bulls</a> forward Javonte Green (24) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) loses the ball while Chicago Bulls forward Javonte Green (24) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2022-23 averages: 5.2 pts, 2.8 rebs, 56.5% FG%, 37.1% FG3%

<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/detroit/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Detroit Pistons;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Detroit Pistons</a> guard Hamidou Diallo (6) drives to the basket while Boston Celtics center <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4245" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Al Horford;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Al Horford</a> (42) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo (6) drives to the basket while Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2022-23 averages: 9.3 pts, 3.5 rebs, 1.0 asts, 57.3% FG%, 23.8% FG3%

<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/toronto/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Toronto Raptors;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Toronto Raptors</a> forward Stanley Johnson (5) drives the ball against Boston Celtics forward <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4884" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Tristan Thompson;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Tristan Thompson</a> (13) in the fourth quarter at TD Garden. Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson (5) drives the ball against Boston Celtics forward Tristan Thompson (13) in the fourth quarter at TD Garden. Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

2022-23 averages: 5.8 pts, 3.2 rebs, 2.2 asts, 53.3% FG%, 45.0% FG3%

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<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5470" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Justise Winslow;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Justise Winslow</a> #20 of the Miami Heat defends Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat defends Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

2022-23 averages: 6.8 pts, 5.0 rebs, 3.4 asts, 40.9% FG%, 31.1% FG3%

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics shoots over JaMychal Green #1 of the <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/golden-state/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Golden State Warriors;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Golden State Warriors</a> during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on December 10, 2022, in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics shoots over JaMychal Green #1 of the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on December 10, 2022, in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

2022-23 averages: 6.4 pts, 3.6 rebs, 54.0% FG%, 37.8% FG3%

<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/oklahoma-city/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Oklahoma City Thunder;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Oklahoma City Thunder</a> forward Darius Bazley, right, shoots the ball over Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 21, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley, right, shoots the ball over Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 21, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

2022-23 averages: 5.2 pts, 3.2 rebs, 45.4% FG%, 37.7% FG3%

Bismack Biyombo #18 of the <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/phoenix/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Phoenix Suns;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Phoenix Suns</a> poses for a portrait during NBA media day at Events On Jackson on September 26, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Bismack Biyombo #18 of the Phoenix Suns poses for a portrait during NBA media day at Events On Jackson on September 26, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2022-23 averages: 4.3 pts, 4.3 rebs, 1.4 bpg, 57.8% FG%

Boston Celtics guard Juhann Begarin (45) steals the ball from <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/milwaukee/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Milwaukee Bucks;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Milwaukee Bucks</a> forward Sandro Mamukelashvili (54) during an NBA Summer League game at Cox Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Boston Celtics guard Juhann Begarin (45) steals the ball from Milwaukee Bucks forward Sandro Mamukelashvili (54) during an NBA Summer League game at Cox Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

2022-23 averages: 6.1 pts, 4.3 rebs, 1.4 asts, 42.2 FG%, 30.3 FG3%

Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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