14. Keith Bogans
Taking into account his lack of preseason production and recent thumb injury, along with his age and style of play, Keith Bogans isn't looking like much of a factor right now.
He has never been much of an offensive player. His best shooting season was 2007-08 when he shot 41 percent from the field. He is more known as a defensive troublemaker. But, at 33, his athleticism is going to fade quickly and thus, that defensive presence will lighten.
13. Vitor Faverani
The idea of sliding Vitor Faverani up a few spots was toyed with. However, he is still just too unknown. The faith I have in NBA teams' scouting departments is too strong to believe that this quality big slipped into the Celtics' hands at age 25 and on a minimal contract.
However, he is probably Boston's only true center and has produced in the preseason. He has hit 13 of 27 field goals and grabbed five-plus boards in each game he has seen double-digit minutes.
12. Jordan Crawford
The potential is still just tantalizing enough to make you believe that Jordan Crawford can become a quality role player on a winning NBA team. Was his 20-point-per-game season at Xavier that long ago?
Crawford hasn't done anything in the preseason we haven't seen before. He has scored at a reasonably high level, but he is one of the few players seeing consistent, heavy minutes in these games. He's also had numerous hot streaks before, but until he shoots over 42 percent for a season, he'll remain on the end of NBA benches.
11. Phil Pressey
The most promising figure of the Celtics' preseason not named Kelly, has been Phil Pressey. The minor ankle ding is definitely a concern, but overall his play has been too good to ignore.
Pressey has been fearless as a 22-year-old leading this offense at times. He has gotten himself to the free-throw line, showed a decent touch around the rim and dealt out 20 assists in 92 minutes of play. If Brad Stevens chooses to utilize Pressey in the regular season, there is a definite chance he elevates into the top 10.