The season has gotten off to a good start for the Boston Celtics, despite the troubled offseason they had.
They obviously suffered a stinging defeat in the NBA Finals last season, falling to the Golden State Warriors after an amazing regular season.
Then the summer didn’t see too many changes for Boston.
But one of the few additions they made, Danilo Gallinari, didn’t last long as he suffered a season-ending injury before he even got the chance to play.
Still, the team is off to a 6-3 start, which has them sitting as the third team in the East.
Sources: The Boston Celtics have been granted a $3.23 million Disabled Player Exception by the NBA for the loss of Danilo Gallinari. March 10 deadline for the Celtics to use the DPE.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 7, 2022
And now the Celtics are receiving a Disabled Player Exception from the league.
That means that they have $3.23 million to spend to find someone in the league who can replace Gallinari and assist and boost their roster.
Where will they look and who will they sign?
We aren’t sure but they have a few options.
The Celtics are proving that last season was definitely not a fluke and they are a true force in the East.
They obviously have what it takes to make the Finals again.
Still, they want to improve their lineup and add some more power, possibly an inexpensive big man like LaMarcus Aldridge.
Or maybe they would move forward on acquiring Carmelo Anthony, which was a rumored move they looked at during the summer.
The Disabled Player Exception could give the team a huge step-up if they do things the right way.
They have a few free agents who can be bought at a low price.
So now the Celtics need to get shopping and improve their team in the strongest, smartest way.