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No. 15: Vitor Faverani, C
There is not a whole lot to say about Boston rookie Vitor Faverani besides the fact that he is still not NBA-ready.
Faverani is a good offensive player, but he is still a liability defensively, meaning that it will be hard for him to find time off the bench.
While he could become the C’s big man of the future, expect a rough year from Faverani as he adjusts to the NBA game as well as life in the United States.
No. 14: Phil Pressey, PG
Phil Pressey is Boston’s second-best pure point guard, but he is still lightyears behind choice No. 1 at the position.
Even with Boston’s major lack of depth, it is hard to see Pressey being put in a situation where he is forced to actually contribute on a nightly basis for Boston this season.
Pressey has a solid handle and phenomenal court vision, but he struggles at times with turnovers and knowing when to pick his spots, which are two issues that should improve over time.
No. 13: Donte Greene, SF
Despite boasting a non-guaranteed contract, Donte Greene is a fascinating player from a low-risk, high-reward standpoint. He provides ideal size for a frontcourt player as well as the ability to face the hoop and drill jump shots.
It’s unlikely that Greene finds a role with these new-look Celtics, even though he has proven in Sacramento that he is capable of handling himself.
Note: Donte Greene has reportedly been waived and is signing with China's Dongguan Leopards, per Hoopshype.
No. 12: Keith Bogans, SG
The play of Keith Bogans likely will not swing a single game for Boston, but the defensive-minded veteran should at least find his share of minutes off the bench during garbage time.
Boston has a number of promising young wing players who deserve their minutes, but Bogans’ ability to effectively guard the 2 and 3 spots and hit the occasional three-pointer makes him a reliable—albeit unimpressive—option.
The young players may be getting ready to leapfrog him, but for now, Bogans holds onto the 12th spot.
No. 11: Jordan Crawford, SG
Jordan Crawford is very talented. But the problem is that his talent comes along with jacking up ill-advised threes and thinking he’s the best player on the court on any given night.
While he is capable of a few scoring bursts here and there, Crawford is a largely a volume shooter who needs plenty of looks to find a rhythm.
Boston brought in Crawford at the trade deadline last season for an extra offensive spark, but with MarShon Brooks now on the roster, it seems as though Crawford may be the odd-man-out going forward.