The perennial All-Star reportedly isn't happy living in Beantown and has a tarnished relationship with members of the coaching staff and front office.
Williams ended his career with the Vols, totaling 1,629 points, 678 rebounds, 219 assists, 160 blocks and 89 steals in 104 games from 2016-19. The Thunder have made him available because they are looking to shed cap space.
The Celtics have also enquired about Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, who averaged 16.6 points and 12.7 rebounds last season. Players don't get selected on intangibles alone but it's nearly as if Boston is trying to refresh a locker room that went stale when led by Kyrie. Boston's frontcourt isn't looking so hot. He was only bettered by Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert, who had 69 and 66 double-doubles respectively. Apparently, the team have now adjusted their roster and has made Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart their main core.
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge scoffed at the notion that players might be leery of playing in Boston given the fallout from last season and said his staff will spend this week coming up with a plan for how to aggressively attack Sunday's start of free agency. I'm excited about the flexibility that we have.
"Kyrie Irving didn't like Boston", MacMullan said on the latest Hoop Collective podcast.
It's hard to tell what the market would be on a player like Vucevic, who will be entering his age-29 season in 2019-20 and has questions surrounding his defensive versatility.