It’s easy to see how the Boston Celtics could be a potential fit for Chris Paul. After their Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat, the narrative surrounding the team revolved around the need for a more natural point guard – one that could perhaps be more of a playmaker for the team, so it doesn’t have to rely completely on offensive creation from Jayson Tatum and/or Marcus Smart.
One potential target this offseason that could emerge is Paul, especially if he’s willing to sign on the cheap. And at this point in his career, that’s the likely scenario that he’s probably headed in. Paul could play a much-needed role for the team off the bench. It’s unlikely to see him as a starter for the Celtics, but he could feast as a playmaker on the second unit.
If the Celtics are going to be contenders once again next season, they’re likely going to need to retool their roster a bit this offseason. And there’s reason to believe why Paul could be part of that retooling now that he’s expected to be in the free-agent market.