Brian fielded the latest question over at ESPN Boston, this one on the prospective identity of the 15th man on the roster next season.
Who gets that final roster spot? Here’s Brian’s answer:
Since Day 1 of summer league, I have been fully aboard the Christmas bandwagon, and I want to cordially invite all members of the Celtics community to join me. The Temple product has honed his game overseas since going undrafted in 2008, working on the skills (defense, ball-handling, consistency) to allow him a shot at the NBA level. He impressed me in Orlando, and even more when I watched him in Las Vegas. The 25-year-old has the size to play multiple positions, is an active defender, and can create his own shot while getting to the rim (something the Celtics have struggled with over the past couple seasons). Top-to-bottom, I thought he was the most complete player on the entire Celtics’ summer league roster and, barring injury, I think he is pretty close to a lock to make this team’s roster in October. I’ll go one step further though with this prediction: I fully expect Christmas to break into this team’s rotation if Avery Bradley is sidelined at the start of the season.
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