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RUMOR: Celtics eyeing 3-time NBA champion amid quiet free agency

Danny Green, Jayson Tatum, Ime Udoka, Brad Stevens, Celtics

Amid a wild NBA free agency, the Boston Celtics have been patiently picking their spots as they try to build their roster for the 2021-2022 NBA season. And, according to reports, the Celtics are on the lookout for three-time NBA champion Danny Green to add some much-needed leadership and outside shooting to help Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

As per Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer (via nesn.com), Green’s one-year stint with the Philadelphia 76ers could come to an end. According to Green’s “Inside The Green Room” co-host Harrison Sanford, per Pompey, the Sixers’ front office has been in talks with the 34-year-old, but it seems as though he could be on his way out of Philly.

In the same report, Sanford went on to say that the Celtics, among other teams like the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, and 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks have all reached out to Green. Sanford also noted that Green has ties with both Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer and the C’s new head coach in Ime Udoka from his time with the San Antonio Spurs.

Amid huge names being moved in the past week, all the Celtics have done was acquire two-way guard Josh Richardson from the Dallas Mavericks. Despite Richardson being a solid addition to Boston’s backcourt, one would think that Brad Stevens’ first official free agency as the team’s new general manager won’t end there.

If the Celtics can sway the three-time champ to join and help develop this young Boston core, that would be a huge W as Tatum, Brown, and the rest of the Celtics try to bounce back from a disappointing 2020-2021 NBA season.