If Boston wants a player to provide a spark off the bench at a rate similar to Pritchard’s but for shorter stints on the court, Trey Burke is a player worth looking into.
Currently on a one-year hiatus from the league, Burke last played for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2021-22 season. The former 2013 lottery pick averaged 5.1 points and 1.4 assists in 42 games, embracing a small bench role en route to the team’s overachieving run to the Western Conference Finals.
The 30-year-old guard has been showcasing he still has what it takes to play in the NBA for the Stockton Kings in the NBA G-League. For the 2022-23 campaign, he put up 15.5 points, four assists, and two rebounds per game. He did this while coming off the bench in 24 of his 29 appearances.
Having Burke would allow the Boston Celtics to balance out their guard rotation as he won’t need a lot of playing time, but will be ready to give a scoring punch when his name is called