‘Difficult’ roster decisions need to be made by the Celtics following the preseason………

The Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets in a rout to end the preseason, but there is still a lot to think about before the start of the regular season.

Several internal roster candidates and several offseason signings have demonstrated their skills over the course of the last two weeks of preseason play in an effort to be selected. Most recently, in Boston’s 127-99 victory over Charlotte in the preseason finale, that new-look depth contributed to tallying up a preseason high 34 assists.

As quoted by NBC Sports Boston’s postgame coverage, Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla remarked, “It’s always difficult when you spend two, three weeks with anyone and you get to know them and you watch them work hard and they do everything that they can and they’re not with you.” “That procedure is challenging. But ultimately, those choices must be made, and then life must go on.

That process of elimination won’t be simple, based on the preseason performance of Boston’s inexperienced ensemble. That demonstrates the foresight of Brad Stevens, president of the basketball department, in bringing in a fresh group of players who might contribute throughout the 2023–24 season.

A few of the less well-known newcomers showed some promise in addition to the rotation players who are plainly established, like as Kristaps Porzingis, Jrue Holiday, and even Payton Pritchard.

When on the floor with Pritchard and the rest of the reserve team, Oshae Brissett repeatedly displayed his remarkable athleticism by battling to keep possessions alive. While Neemias Queta provided Boston with crucial minutes playing inside and defending the rim while giving Porzingis some much-needed rest, Svi Mykhailiuk gave the Celtics another outside shooter to combine with Sam Hauser off the bench.

In any case, the Celtics don’t have much time as their season opener against the New York Knicks is just a few days away.

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