The Boston Celtics slog of a 2021 season came to a merciful end earlier this week when the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Celtics in a five game first round series. We witnessed a group of young Celtics excel in their roles this season, and helped drag an underperforming Celtics team into the playoffs. In a season full of losses and failed expectations, let’s look on the bright side here, and check out three Celtics players that exceeded expectations this season
No. 3: Boston Celtics rookie point guard Payton Pritchard
When the Celtics drafted Payton Pritchard with 26th overall pick in last year’s NBA draft, many were wondering where Pritchard would fit in among an already crowded backcourt.