On the surface, the Boston Celtics' seventh-place finish at the Orlando Summer League may seem a bit lackluster. However, many positive signs emerged from the week.
The old adage remains that you can't judge a player by his Summer League performance. The yearly tournaments serve more as an indication of who cannot play in the NBA than who can. If you can't cut it in a small gym with a handful of bloggers, you stand no chance in front of 20,000 fans.
That being said, the Celtics introduced a few faces that will likely never be seen again in a professional capacity. Some will head overseas and play for international teams in countries like Spain, France, China or Russia. Others will (gasp!) actually pursue regular full-time employment.
But a select few will succeed down the line. And that's what makes the whole process worthwhile.
The following prospects highlight the Celtics' summer squad, from the least exciting to the most promising. They definitely won't all make the final roster, which already sits over the league-maximum 15 players. But they could all very well make it in the NBA.
All Summer League stats courtesy of BostonCeltics.com and NBA.com.