I Boston Celtics who will be in the starting lineup for the 2023-24 season will be profoundly different from those who finished last year. Indeed, such iconic players as Marcus Smart and Grant Williams have left, as well as Robert Williams III and Malcolm Brogdon, who ended up in Portland for Holiday, and our own Danilo Gallinari. A revolution unexpected even by the players themselves, as reported by The Athletic.
Both the Rooster and Smart in fact expected confirmation after the exit interviews at the end of last season. The Blue’s case is very unique: he arrived in Boston in the summer of 2022 and had ruptured his ACL with the national team, missing all of 2022-23. Now that he was ready to return he was traded to Washington for Kristaps Porzingis. Gallinari’s own resentment has not even hidden it too much; in fact, a few weeks ago he had declared that he “looking forward to facing Boston.”.