Boston Celtics player No. 2) Aaron Nesmith
Former 2020 lottery selection, Aaron Nesmith, is finally beginning to see semi-consistent playing time on the hardwood after the trades of both Josh Richardson and Romeo Langford. Overall, however, the second-year wing has struggled to find his footing in NBA competition, only sinking 23.6 percent of his attempts for 3-point range.
With most citing Nesmith as the best shooter in his respective draft class, this percentage is extremely disappointing to see, especially with Boston’s lack of shooting.
However, he has played well in other areas, acting as an energizer bunny off the bench on both ends of the floor.
The Vanderbilt product will have two more years on his rookie deal after the conclusion of this season. Boston would most likely be happy to keep him on the roster, for, at just 22 years of age, he still has the potential to become a respectable 3-and-D contributor in the league.
That being said, with the Boston Celtics looking to contend for a championship in the immediate future, don’t be surprised if we wind up seeing him packaged in a deal in the offseason for an established player.
Stevens showed no hesitation in sending Romeo Langford to San Antonio at this year’s deadline, and a similar fate could be seen for Nesmith.