B/R can’t even list 3 of C’s ‘top young prospects’

When it comes to the Boston Celtics, no one can really argue with the fact that, as they are currently constructed, they are one of the best-built teams in the entire association and are one of the biggest threats to bringing back home the Larry O’ Brien Trophy at the end of 2023.

With top flight players such as Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams and Marcus Smart at the top of the pecking order and amazing players like Al Horford, Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari right behind them, it’s no secret that the Cs are seen by the masses as a major threat as this new campaign approaches.

However, while their “winning now” talents are certainly held in high regard, when looking at those who will help steer the franchise into the future, things seem to get a bit gloomier.

At least, that’s what the folks at Bleacher Report seem to think, as they couldn’t name more than one Boston Celtics player on their list discussing 3 of the top young prospects found on each team.

According to their ranking criteria, these players must be “aged 23 or younger,” “be in the NBA for three years or less,” and “are under guaranteed standard contract for the 2022-23 season.”

The Boston Celtics have a ton going on right now, but they don’t have a lot of talent that fits this bill other than Grant Williams, making him the only inclusion on the writer’s list. Greg Swartz.

With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams III aging out of prospect range, Boston trading first-round picks in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and giving up Romeo Langford and Aaron Nesmith for veteran help, the Celtics have no much more in the real young talent department.

However, Grant Williams still qualifies and is coming off the best season of his three-year career.

He averaged 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and shot 41.1% on three in 24.4 minutes as a part-time starter, giving Boston a knockdown shooter in the zone. before.

If everyone is healthy, he will likely be Al Horford’s backup striker and the first big player off the bench for a Celtics side with championship aspirations.

As mentioned in the snippet, just missing the cut are the likes of Tatum (24), Brown (25) and Time Lord (24), while the unmentioned power bunny himself in Payton Pritchard (24) finds himself also outside looking in the Swartz index.

Maybe in time, rookie JD Davison (19) will eventually work his way into the conversation of up-and-coming young prospects, but until then the Cs find themselves tied to one.

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