Now that this most unusual NBA season is over, the regular summer business, postponed to fall, is upon us.
The draft games are not too far away and many decisions about who to keep or let go have to be made.
For Boston, the number one priority is to keep former Duke star Jayson Tatum. He could accept any offer - for instance he might decide to move to the Lakers - but Boston can make him an enormous offer, possibly $160 million for five years.
Since they just gave teammate Jaylen Brown $115 million last summer, the Celtics are going to have to make some hard decisions to avoid hitting the salary cap. But given the solid young core that GM Danny Ainge has put together in Boston, and three first-round picks this year and possibly another three next year, Ainge can probably move pieces around and stash picks for half a decade or more. He’s set this team up brilliantly for long-term success - and Tatum will be the centerpiece for a long time.