As the series going back to what we learned, saw, enjoyed, and hated on preseason continues, we take a look at who was the best performer for the team in the 8 game span.
With Green clearly – and unfortunately – not being the answer to the question the race is pretty much wide open.
So we asked our writers and contributor’s, who was the best player of the preseason?
PakkAttackk: “Tie between Jared Sullinger & Gerald Wallace. Sullinger has impressed with his scoring, rebounding, passing & less fouls. Wallace just plays so hard & that lands him here (this should sum up preseason for you, sigh).”
AusCelticsFan: “To me, it’s a toss up between Jared Sullinger, and Gerald Wallace. Sully, coming off season-ending back surgery last season averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 boards and 1.3 dimes in 20.6 minutes, whilst ‘Crash’ racked up averages of 11 points, 3.3 boards and 3.2 assists whilst playing more minutes than Sully at 20.6mpg. Gerald Wallace played in 6 games, whilst Sully only missed 1 game, playing 7. It’s a tough decision to make. Gerald and Sully’s hard-fought play clearly leads this team on the court, and Wallace’s recent calling-out of teammates publicly, showed some great veteran leadership. I can’t call it. Absolutely loving them both right now. Playing with real Celtic Pride. Shout out to Brandon Bass.”
JoshZavadil: “In the games I was able to watch, I was impressed with Vitor. Which probably isn’t saying too much, considering I doubt he’s going to be Boston’s best player this year. But I liked what I saw from Vitor. In fact, I’m wearing a Vitor shirtsey and have ordered three more.”
TreyAdell: “Olynyk really impressed me. I thought his efficiency on offense was a wonder to watch — His True Shooting % was around 56% — and his passing was awesome. He still has a long way to go on defense in understanding rotations and avoiding fouls — He averaged 4.2 fouls per game.”
GeeZeeCeltics: “Surprisingly, it’s been Wallace. He might’ve snatched a good chunk of minutes from Jeff Green to start the season. As I said before, dude can play.”
HeisenCelts: “It has to be Jared. The dude is a baller; that guy you will need when you’re in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Staying on what we saw on the preseason, he was the second best passer behind Pressey, he showed he can really score the ball from the post and from jumpers in the NBA, he kept demonstrating his ability to rebound, and showed even more than last season the great, soft hands he has. He’ll have a big time role in this team. If you ask me, he’ll be the third most important player when Rondo comes back.”