by CBS Sports Staff
When NBA free agency kicks off at 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday, the feeding frenzy for players will officially begin.
Thus far we’ve already seen a flurry of pre-free agency madness: Chris Paul is headed to the Houston Rockets, Jimmy Butler is now with the Timberwolves and rumors have been flying about Pacers All-Star Paul George non-stop since he informed the team he would not re-sign with them in 2018.
Below is a list of every NBA team‘s free-agency needs, along with some players who could fill those holes.
Let the games begin.
- Needs: Scoring wing, rebounding, big man
- Free agents who fit: Blake Griffin, Gordon Hayward, JaVale McGee
The C’s addressed a major need in the NBA Draft by selecting Duke‘s Jayson Tatum, a scoring wing who can create his own offense off the bounce. The team is also targeting Gordon Hayward, an All-Star who can do it all and has a polished game that would fit Boston well. The biggest upgrade needed is in the post, especially after seeing Al Horford struggle mightily as a rebounder in the postseason. Landing a physical big would do wonders to pack extra punch in the post for the Celtics to pair with Horford down low. Even JaVale McGee could fill a specific role in Boston.