Could the Celtics be planning to target Zach LaVine as a future star addition?

By Justin Quinn

Could the Boston Celtics have their eyes on an entirely different target than the focal point of many a previous team-building-oriented article, Washington Wizard Bradley Beal?

While it isn’t clear if Boston Globe beat writer Gary Washburn is speculating or has heard a little bird chirping about players of interest to the Celtics’ front office, he did bring up a potential player of interest for the team should a Beal pursuit not work out. “A potential Celtics free agent target could be Chicago’s Zach LaVine, who is entering the final year of his contract,” writes the Globe analyst of a different direction the Celtics could take.

The cap logistics required to sign LaVine would require a fair amount of wizardry to make such a move work, but would also leave a tiny bit more wiggle room for Boston than the larger max deal Beal would be eligible for as a 10-year plus veteran.

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