I've seen a couple stories about the Celtics interest in Lavine. This may be something to watch, specially this year since he is unrestricted at the end of the year. We have the 17M TPE but do we have the ability next year to make him a MAX?
I might prefer him to Beal anyway, although Beal does bring the Tatum connection.
I think the thing the Celtics are setting themselves up for is to be able to sign-and-trade for a max guy instead of outright sign one and I do think they've put themselves in position to do that with Horford, Richardson, and very little else.
As for Lavine, I've also seen that but I think the only reason his name is coming up is because of the way his contract is now, he's one of the few stars who are definitely going into free agency and that puts pressure on Chicago. So his name is going to get attached to any team active in the market right now.
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