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Top 5 shooters on the Boston Celtics' roster for the 2021-22 NBA season

The Boston Celtics were an average shooting side last year
The Boston Celtics were an average shooting side last year

The Boston Celtics will go into the 2021-22 NBA season with the hopes of making a deep playoff run after ending last season on a disappointing note. Signs that the Celtics will do well in the upcoming campaign are already there, with both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown expected to take a leap.

The Boston Celtics front office, led by former coach Brad Stevens, also did some shrewd business in the offseason, adding the likes of Al Horford and Dennis Schroder to an already solid roster.


Listing the 5 best shooters on the Boston Celtics roster currently

The Boston Celtics were an average shooting side last year, and new head coach Ime Udoka will look to improve things on that front.

With that said, let's take a look at the five best shooters on the Boston Celtics roster:

#5 - Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart struggled with his shot in his first few years in the league. However, he has shown vertical growth in that aspect and has become more confident with his three-point shot.

Although Smart shot just 33% from downtown last season, he registered almost 6 attempts from behind the arc.

The 27-year-old has become quite a willing shooter from deep in the last two seasons. He could end up contributing more on the offensive front in the 2021/22 NBA season.


#4- Aaron Nesmith

Aaron Nesmith of the Boston Celtics
Aaron Nesmith of the Boston Celtics

Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA draft, Aaron Nesmith has already shown that he can become a mainstay on this side.

Nesmith possesses the ability to test defenders with both his skill and size, and has athleticism is top-notch. He averaged 4.7 points and 2 assists in just 14.5 minutes per game last season and will likely take a step up with Ime Udoka coming in charge.

Nesmith shot 37% from downtown from 2.3 attempts, and he is likely to improve his shot even further.


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#3 - Payton Pritchard

Payton Pritchard of the Boston Celtics
Payton Pritchard of the Boston Celtics

Payton Pritchard quickly got used to the attention from fans and the scrutiny of experts in his first season in the NBA. He put up 7 points, 2 assists and a rebound per game, at times orchestrating the offense coming off the bench.

Pritchard is one of the best shooters on the Boston Celtics roster, and it will be interesting to see how Udoka uses him.

Pritchard can create separation between himself and the defender to take a shot. He might be promoted to a sixth-man role for the upcoming campaign.


#2 - Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown's athleticism has remained intact since he joined the league, but his skill set has received a major bump. His shooting numbers have improved massively, as he shot an impressive 39% from behind the arc on 7.1 three-point attempts.

Brown's shooting numbers have always been solid. It can be said that only one other player on the Boston Celtics roster can match him in terms of number of attempts and accuracy.

Brown will certainly get more touches this year, and fans can expect his shooting numbers to rise significantly by the end of the season.


#1 - Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum is the definition of the modern-NBA wing, a player who can lead the offense and be more than serviceable on defense.

In Tatum, the Boston Celtics have landed one of the most exciting young players in the league. There will be high hopes from the small forward for the 2021-2022 campaign.

Tatum shot 38.6% from the three-point territory last year on 7.6 attempts per game, exhibiting the ability to rely on either taking an outside shot or making forays into the paint.

Combined with his athleticism and size, his shooting makes Jayson Tatum one of the best players in the league despite being just 23 years old.


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