With the potential blockbuster deals for Utah Jazz star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant still out there to be completed even now, the teams that moved aggresively and early have found themselves in a position of strength while those that have stood pat in the hopes of a blockbuster trade seem to have been left in the lurch.
How does that affect critical assessments of team offseasons around the NBA? As one of the teams that made their moves soon into the 2022 offseason in terms of free agency, the Boston Celtics could be seen as one of the “winners” from 2022 free agency, even though they never had much in the way of cap space for splashy signings anyway.
Check out the video from the folks at the Hoops Reference YouTube channel to see why they see the Celtics as a free agency winner by signing veteran forward Danilo Gallinari to a mini- midlevel exception.
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