There is no doubt that the Boston Celtics are in need of upgrading the center position this NBA offseason. They have a chance to do this in the draft or by making a trade for a veteran player. Could Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder be an option?
In this situation, they will be going after Adams from the Thunder. Adams currently has one year left on a four-year, $100 million deal he signed with Oklahoma City. Entering a rebuild, keeping him long-term on a new contract may not be the best option.
Adams is a hard-nose player with great energy and physicality. This is what Boston needs down low and that was clear during their Eastern Conference Finals loss to Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat.
Daniel Theis and Robert Williams played well this season but neither one jumped out as a solid option moving forward as a starter. Both players showed that they can compete and be nice role players off the bench but that is about it.
The Celtics will have a chance to draft a center if they cannot make a trade. Let’s take a look at this deal between Boston and Oklahoma City.