Brad Stevens believes Celtics still appeal to top free agents after Kemba Walker signing
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is convinced that his team will stay in a good position to attract top free agents similar to what happened this summer, when they were able to convince Kemba Walker to sign.
The Celtics had a tumultuous year last season due to on-court inconsistencies and chemistry issues. Boston found themselves in a tough situation this summer, as they were expected to lose All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Al Horford even before the free-agency period started.
But despite losing Irving and Horford in free agency, the Celtics were able to recover big time after acquiring Walker.
According to Brian Robb of the Boston Sports Journal, Stevens admitted that last season did not go their way, but he is very glad that they were able to add a player of Walker’s caliber.
“I think we’ve been fortunate,” Stevens said. “Obviously, this past year didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but for the better part of this time it’s gone pretty darn well and so we’ve actually been fortunate to have had that be the case more often than not.”
Aside from Irving and Horford, the Celtics also lost Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier, and Aron Baynes.
Although there will be a lot of questions to answer for Boston next season, Stevens declared that they are ready for the new chapter of the franchise next season.