Aaron Nesmith has blossomed after leaving the Boston Celtics
Unfortunately, Aaron Nesmith, another member of the 2021-22 Celtics who was part of the package offered to the Pacers for Brodgon, isn’t likely to ever seek a comeback to the city of Boston. In his first season in Indiana, Nesmith had career-highs across the board and even started 60 games. As a reserve with the Cs, Nesmith merely looked like a player whose potential wasn’t being reached.
Getting opportunities was obviously a factor, and taking away Jayson Tatum’s or Jaylen Brown’s touches wouldn’t have been realistic if the former lottery pick stayed in Boston. Nesmith had to be elsewhere, and moving forward, it seems in his best interest to remain elsewhere.
As much as a weapon the new and improved Nesmith would seemingly be for Joe Mazzulla’s second unit, it’s possible that he wouldn’t even be the same guy in the original locker room he was brought into.
Don’t be sad that it’s over, likely for good, though. Smile that it happened and that the career Nesmith looks ticketed for began at the TD Garden.