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Monday, 18 August 2014 17:21

Which Celtic is Most Likely to Surprise

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Chris Forsberg and the crew over at ESPN Boston are organizing a series of discussions involving anything Boston Celtics. CLNS writers Jared Weiss, along with myself, have been asked to participate. Let your voice be heard during the dog days of summer.

Jordan Crawford entered last season with little to no expectations. A shoot first guard that had played his way out of Doc Rivers’ rotation the previous season, new coach Brad Stevens, along with Danny Ainge, saw an opening for Crawford.

With Rajon Rondo sidelined for much of last season, Crawford transitioned to starting point guard. For the first time in his career, Crawford was tasked with getting teammates involved, a concept that had previously appeared foreign to him.

Crawford immediately excelled, becoming one of the team’s best stories, and even winning a Player of the Week Award. In 39 games in green (35 as a starter), Crawford finished with averages of 13.7 points and 5.7 assists. Although his season with the Celtics was shortened, his points per game average would have put him third on the team, only behind Avery Bradley and Jeff Green.

The Celtics have more than a few candidates the team would hope to see overachieve this season.

Evan Turner comes in as a former number two overall pick, who was last seen disappointing during his short stint in Indiana. Jeff Green led the team in scoring, but still has an untapped potential waiting to crest.

Let your opinion be heard at ESPN Boston!

Cory Prescott

Cory Prescott is the lead Boston Celtics columnist and also a Celtics beat reporter for CLNS Radio. 

Cory is a graduate of Susquehanna University, graduating with a degree in Communications - Journalism.  While at Susquehanna, Cory spent three years as the sports editor for the school's weekly newspaper.  He also worked for the Crusaders Athletics Communications Department.

Following graduation, Cory spent time writing for the Maine Hockey Journal, as well as Boston Sports Then & Now, in addition to his own blog, Brain Freeze.

A native Mainer, Cory has been residing in Boston for the past three years.

Follow Cory on twitter @CoryPrescott7.