We're still in the middle of the NBA playoffs, but for the Boston Celtics, the offseason began after they were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.
The fact that the Celtics were in the playoffs to begin with was a nice surprise, but going into Year 3 of the Brad Stevens Era, fans are going to expect more. A four-game exit out of the playoffs next season won't be seen with the same satisfaction as it was this season.
So what do the Celtics need? Talent.
There are a handful of superstars hitting free agency - restricted or non-restricted - this offseason. You've got Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Jimmy Butler, among others. Will the Celtics make a play for any of them? You can be sure they're going to try.
A. Sherrod Blakely, Kyle Draper, and Jimmy Toscano go over some of the options - and just how realistic they are.
Blakely has reason to believe the Celtics are going to push hard for Aldridge. Find out more in the video above.