Boston Celtics: 3 things to know about newest Celtic, Nik Stauskas

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Factoid No. 3) This Boston Celtics stint may be his final NBA opportunity

When a player of Nik Stauskas billing gets drafted high with a hefty amount of expectations and does not fit up to those heights, it’s the case of an NBA bust. The Boston Celtics are getting someone who is struggling to keep that NBA dream alive and kicking.

This may realistically be his final stop on his NBA journey if the rest of this season is a failure and the C’s do not guarantee that second-year team option. The bright side is we will get to see what level of chip he is playing with on his shoulders.

Can Staukas crack Ime Udoka’s short rotations, can he be an 8th or 9th guy in the lineup?  These next few months will be quick determiners of that lingering questions.

The Celts can definitely use that level of three-point shooting and another potential threat coming off the pine in that dreaded second unit.

One which is generally inconsistent at best and hollow in the sense that the coach sees no upside in going more than eight or nine deep on any given night.

The veteran guard will need to earn any minutes and trust given to him by busting his rump in practice and team scrimmages. Gaining the trust of Celtics brass and by building chemistry with this current unit.

Udoka will not disrupt team morale for just anyone to get minutes. Case and points, the newest standard contract and 10-day players such as Sam Hauser, Luke Kornet, Kelan Martin, and Malik Fitt’s minutes have been few and far between. What makes this new addition any different?

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