Boston Celtics is on the hunt for the NBA title, and they are considering bringing back a familiar face: Kelly Olynyk. The 32-year-old power forward, who played for Boston from 2013 to 2017, currently plays for the Utah Jazz, a team led by former Celtics president Danny Ainge.
The Celtics are interested in re-signing Kelly Olynyk, as he would be an important asset for their frontcourt, which already includes veteran Al Horford and Kristaps Porzingis. However, the rise of young Neemias Queta may make the Celtics reconsider their decision. Queta has already recorded two double-doubles in the last three games.
Although Olynyk seems like a good option, he comes with a high price tag of $12.2 million this season. With a tight salary cap, the Celtics would need to negotiate another bench player in order to acquire the power forward. With the NBA trade deadline set for February 8th, there is still plenty of time for coach Brad Stevens and the Celtics to decide how to optimize their roster for the final stretch of the season.
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