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Brad Wanamaker didn’t have many opportunities to shine last season, as he was buried behind Kyrie Irving,
Smart and Terry Rozier on the depth chart. With two of those players now gone, however, the second-year
point guard should be able to earn more playing time.
While his stints were often brief, Wanamaker still showed promise last season, as he averaged 3.9 points, 1.6
assists and 1.1 rebounds, while playing 9.5 minutes per game in 36 appearances. The 30-year-old international
journeyman also shot 47.8 percent from the field and a team-best 41.0 percent from 3-point range, both of
which were impressive clips for someone who played so sparingly.
Many NBA pundits believe Boston got one of the greatest steals of the 2019 Draft when it selected Carsen
Edwards with the 33rd overall pick.
The Purdue product was one of the most prolific scorers in the NCAA last season, as he finished third in the
nation in total points (874) and fourth in 3-point field goals (135). He also put on one of the most dominant
NCAA Tournament performances of all time, as he topped 40 points twice and broke the single-tournament
3-point record with 28 long-distances makes in just four games.
The 6-foot-1 guard saw his scoring skills translate over to Summer League play, as he averaged a team-high
19.4 points per game during just 23.4 minutes of action. That near point-per-minute rate suggests that Edwards
could immediately impact Boston’s offense as a microwave scorer off the bench.
Another rookie ball handler who showed promise during Summer League was Tremont Waters. The 51st
overall pick from this year’s draft was Boston’s leading passer during the summer session, having averaged 4.8
assists to go along with 11.2 points and 2.0 steals per game.
The 5-foot-11, New Haven, Connecticut native excelled in the passing game in college as well. He set an LSU
freshman record with 198 assists during the 2018 season, breaking Ben Simmons’ former record by 40.
Waters was also one of the top defenders in the NCAA last season, as he finished second in the country in
steals per game (3.03) and was named SEC Co-Defender of the Year.
As a two-way player, Waters will split his time between the Celtics and their G League affiliate. the Maine
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