New forward Oshae Brissett could be a big factor on that front after signing a two-year deal with Boston this week for the veteran’s minimum. The second year of the deal will be a player’s option.
Brissett spoke with reporters in Las Vegas about joining Boston at halftime of the Celtics’ Summer League game against the Heat on Saturday.
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“I was really excited,” Brissett said of signing with Boston. “Getting a call from an organization like this, really let me know they appreciate me and respect me as a player. It feels like a great relationship I can build with them.”
Brissett will be in the mix for backup minutes at forward alongside Sam Hauser as the team retools their bench after sending Grant Williams to Dallas in a sign-and-trade last week.
“I have no ego,” Brissett said. “I have nothing to prove really. I just want to go win. Anything they want me to do, I’ll do it.”
Brissett went undrafted in 2019 before signing a two-year deal with his hometown Raptors. After getting waived by Toronto after, Brissett earned a spot with the Pacers last three seasons after originally signing a pair of 10-day contracts with the team. In his career, Brissett has averaged 7.4 points per game and saw some spot starts over the last two years.
The 25-year-old will need to improve upon his 3-point shooting (34 percent) to become a regular in Boston’s rotation but his versatility should prove to be valuable for a Boston team needing help on that front in the frontcourt.