4. Oshae Brissett
The Celtics were quick to sign Brissett when free agency opened. The 6’7 wing has been inconsistent in his first four NBA seasons and rates as a below-replacement-level player for his career. Boston saw something they liked because they wasted zero time in giving him a guaranteed $2.1 million deal with a player option in year two.
The 25-year-old is a strong rebounder for his position, but can he consistently hit threes and play solid defense? Brissett shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range in 2021, but that appears to be an outlier. He made just 35.0 percent in 2022 and 31.0 percent last season. The Celtics need him to be a respectable shooter or minutes will become difficult to come by.
Brissett has the size and athletic ability but has struggled on the defensive end. Can he fit into the Celtics scheme and take a step forward on that end? It will be key to him staying in the rotation.
Oshae Brissett will get the first crack to be one of the team’s backup wings. Can he get ahead of Sam Hauser and become a trusted option for Joe Mazzulla? The 6’7 wing played 20 minutes per game over the last two seasons. The Boston Celtics would be happy if he provided steady production in a similar role.