Training camp is going to be a major proving ground for several newcomers on the Boston Celtics who don’t have anything close to the cushiony security guys at the top of the cap-sheet totem pole possess.
Whether it be two-way signings or players with unguaranteed deals, training camp, and the five-game preseason slate will show us which of these unsung Celtics can stick around for the long haul.
Here are 5 Boston Celtics newcomers looking to make a name for themselves in training camp
A very scary proposition regarding Malcolm Brogdon’s Boston Celtics future was revealed by The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn on The Celtics Beat podcast — Brogdon sitting out in protest of the team’s near-trade of the floor general to the Los Angeles Clippers.
“We’ll see how Malcolm (Brogdon) is,” Washburn prefaced before saying, “Malcolm’s the one I’m concerned about too, because we’ve heard nothing, and he’s angry with the team. I don’t think communication between the two sides has been fruitful. He might just say, ‘Listen, I’m not getting surgery. I’m just gonna let this heal, and you’ll have to wait for me.’ It could be a protest for being on the trade block.”
Dalano Banton could be the beneficiary of such a situation from the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year. The partially guaranteed offseason acquisition, who can be cut before the season at just a $200,000 payout, may have a better chance to earn his keep with the Brogdon strife creating numerous questions in the Cs backcourt.