3 Young players the Boston Celtics should develop, 4 to give up on

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The Boston Celtics filled their final roster spot with a stud from the G-League: Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Justin Champagnie (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /

Give up on: Justin Champagnie

There’s a very real possibility that the Boston Celtics end up parting ways with Justin Champagnie this season with the way his contract is structured (his contract isn’t fully guaranteed until January 10).

You’d have to imagine that a big part of the decision on Champagnie’s future with the team will be decided by how he performs in training camp. It didn’t help all that much that he wasn’t able to pop at any moment during his summer league stint. While there was some to like about Champagnie in what he showed in NBA Summer League, he wasn’t one of the standout players for the Celtics.

He managed to average 13 points and eight rebounds in summer league but shot sub-40 percent from the field overall and barely above 30 percent from 3-point range. He’s an intriguing 3-and-D prospect but considering how much better and more prepared Jordan Walsh looked in Summer League, it’s tough to envision Champagnie making the roster.

I don’t necessarily think that Champagnie isn’t worth developing but with how the Celtics’ roster currently stands, there may not be a carved-out spot for him on the team right now. Especially if Boston ends up signing another veteran at some point before the start of training camp.