Develop: Jay Scrubb
Jay Scurbb emerged as one of the best stories from this year’s NBA Summer League. Boston signed Scrubb to a two-way deal before the end of summer league, echoing how impressive he was with the Celtics. In five summer league games, Scrubb averaged 15 points and five rebounds per game. He struggled with his overall offensive efficiency, but the production and poise that he showed when given the opportunity was something the Celtics could not ignore.
He proved that he has long-term potential on the offensive end of the floor both as an on and off-ball threat and was not a liability defensively. After spending time each of the two seasons with the LA Clippers and Orlando Magic, there’s a chance that Scrubb has found a home in Boston. Or at least, there’s an argument to be made that the Celtics should make an effort to invest in his development for that to be proven true.
Scrubb will certainly have an uphill battle to climb but he has the physical tools and skill set to possibly develop into a contributor at the guard position for the team down the line. The only question is whether or not the Celtics are willing to be patient enough throughout his developmental process.