A bit of an undersized shooting guard, Jay Scrubb is a player whose best era fit would’ve been the late 2000s/early 2010s. With that said, he could still do enough in this era to find an end-of-the-bench role for the Boston Celtics if he can be enough of a spark plug in the preseason to be worthy of upgrading from a two-way deal to one with guarantees in the new year.
Scrubb has had minimal playing time thus far through three seasons in the Association, though his last appearance for the Orlando Magic back on April 6 saw the John A. Logan College product go for 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals in 27 minutes.
This Celtics team could use a cost-controlled Cinderella story at any position, and if Derrick White, Brogdon, and Payton Pritchard could man the 1, there’s room for someone to thrive at the 2 and force Joe Mazzulla to deploy more lineups with Brown at the 3, Tatum at the 4, and Porzingis at the 5.
Scrubb could be that guy in the preseason as a player with more experience than any other newcomer that came to town, Beantown, over the offseason.