Boston Celtics Free Agency Targets: Frank Kaminsky

Now that free agency has begun, I figured it was only right to talk about a few free agents that I think the Boston Celtics should target. The Celtics will be limited with the amount of money they have to work with, but there will still be a handful of cheap players they can add to the team that will make an impact right away.

One player that the Celtics should take a look at to fill out their roster is Frank Kaminsky. The Phoenix Suns declined the $5.2M team option on Kaminsky’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.

In his first and only year in Phoenix, Kaminsky averaged 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game with 45/33 shooting splits. The former ninth overall pick now has an opportunity to start fresh with another NBA team.

Never forget that during the 2015 NBA Draft, the Hornets refused to trade their lottery pick, which ended up being Kaminsky, in exchange for four first-round picks from Boston. Charlotte was super high on Kaminsky at the time, so high that they missed out on taking one of the Nets picks and drafting either Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown because of it.

Frank Kaminsky wasn’t the player Boston wanted that night, but five years later, they could end up signing him without giving away four first-round picks. I’d definitely look elsewhere before targeting Kaminsky, but I also wouldn’t mind adding his 35% career three-point percentage to the team.

Just like Ersan Ilyasova, with the limited amount of money the Celtics have to spend, they might have to fill out the roster by signing a player like Frank the Tank. Frank Kaminsky isn’t the best option, but he isn’t the worst either.

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