Boston Celtics player who could average 15+ points No. 2) Jaylen Brown
Again, we see yet another safe bet to either match or, more likely, surpass the 15 point per game threshold this season in Jaylen Brown.
Through 58 games played last year, the 24-year-old went on to have his best season to date in the NBA, posting stellar season averages of 24.7 points, six boards, 3.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per game on an impressive 48 percent shooting from the field and nearly 40 percent shooting from deep.
With his production, the fifth-year veteran went on to nab his first All-Star selection, thus stretching the list of times Cs teammates have accomplished such a feat in the same year to nine since 2007-08.
If it wasn’t already clear last season, now with the departure of Kemba it should be well known that Brown is unequivocally the No. 2 option on this Boston Celtics team which, like Tatum, makes him a safe bet to post well above 15 points per game by year’s end.
Boston Celtics player who could average 15+ points No. 3) Dennis Schroder
Frankly, it’s hard to disagree with this sentiment.
While he did underwhelm based on expectations during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, the 27-year-old still went on to post solid per-game averages of 15.4 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game.
Though his production may not have ultimately been worthy of his declined early-season extension offer of $80 million over four seasons, the price at which the Cs got him at (one year, $5.9 million) could undoubtedly prove to be a heist, especially if he reverts back to his 2019-20 self where he posted 18.9 points per game and finished second in the running for Sixth Man of the Year.
Coming to Boston with the intention of building back his status within the league, we could easily see a motivated Schroder excel either in a highly-utilized reserve role or in a starting one.
No matter how Udoka chooses to play the German-born baller, with his per-game scoring averages of 17.4 over the last five years fans should head into the season rather confident that the guard should post somewhere in the 15+ point per game range.