Celtics sign Oshae Brissett

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M y first reaction is: who??? Can anyone give an overview of his game?
 

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Solidly built, but don't see a role for him.

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He's a depth player, I personally don't see a ton of depth on this team . Maybe jordan Walsh will step up and be NBA ready year 1, but that would seem a surprised, and if grant comes back, then less of an issue
 

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Solidly built, but don't see a role for him.

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I think it's to get a body on the roster so if they make a S&T or Grant walks they have another guy deep on the bench you can trust to guard forwards. Worst case he upgrades Champagnie who is un-guaranteed
 

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He was pretty good 2 years ago & gotten worse. Might be a change of scenery guy. Played mostly PF last year, & good on/off #s 3 of 4 years.

Seems like a fine minimum investment.
 

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Whether he’s a guy or not, glad to have another wing-sized wing on the roster for balance if nothing else. Obviously JT and JB eat minutes but behind them it was guards playing up, Grant playing down, and Hauser.
 

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They need somebody to play those games that JT or JB miss for various reasons. About what you get for taxpayer MLE or vet min. Would rather not start the season with a 12-man roster.
 

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Whether he’s a guy or not, glad to have another wing-sized wing on the roster for balance if nothing else. Obviously JT and JB eat minutes but behind them it was guards playing up, Grant playing down, and Hauser.
I’d rather just play Doogie
 

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Didn’t we just draft this guy?
Sure, in the second round. Maybe he will be that guy who steps in and can contribute NBA minutes as a 19/20 year old rookie. But those guys are the exception and not the rule. there is a decent chance that it will take a year or two for Walsh to be ready to compete at the NBA level even as just lower rotation.
 

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Solidly built, but don't see a role for him.

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I thought Walsh could earn some wing minutes bc there is that role for a multi-positional wing defender now that Smart is gone and Brissett is a more proven version in that we know he can compete at this level with somewhat of an understanding of what's going on. Those 9th-11th men on the roster often see rotation minutes over the course of an 82-game season due to injuries, load mgmt and the such.
 

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We've consistently said Brad is Belichick and this is a classic BB signing to have an incoming rookie compete against a similarly skilled vet at the same position to earn his stripes.
 

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I thought Walsh could earn some wing minutes bc there is that role for a multi-positional wing defender now that Smart is gone and Brissett is a more proven version in that we know he can compete at this level with somewhat of an understanding of what's going on. Those 9th-11th men on the roster often see rotation minutes over the course of an 82-game season due to injuries, load mgmt and the such.
I expect the game to be too fast for Walsh in year 1. Imagine he'll be all energy when he does get NBA minutes.

Destined for a season in Maine

Brissett will give them professional minutes as the 13/14th man
 

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I like this signing if he plays anywhere like the way he lit the Celtics up in Indiana that one game.

It was a good day.
 

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We've consistently said Brad is Belichick and this is a classic BB signing to have an incoming rookie compete against a similarly skilled vet at the same position to earn his stripes.
Had this same thought. Even if Walsh spends most of his time in Maine, he has someone comparable to watch and learn from and compete with during camp and practices.

Also a low budget method to fill a role, or even two, that were lacking on the roster. A useful backup wing who doesn't need/demand a lot of minutes behind Tatum and Brown, and also a fraction of the defensive switchability they lost in the Smart trade.
 

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Had this same thought. Even if Walsh spends most of his time in Maine, he has someone comparable to watch and learn from and compete with during camp and practices.

Also a low budget method to fill a role, or even two, that were lacking on the roster. A useful backup wing who doesn't need/demand a lot of minutes behind Tatum and Brown, and also a fraction of the defensive switchability they lost in the Smart trade.
Brissett has played on lottery teams in Indiana probably trying to play outside his strengths to earn minutes/earn contract. There was not a winning team culture for him to best exhibit his positives. Those who saw him at Syracuse can maybe comment or compare but with the Pacers he seems to force his offense and often take poor shots. That won't be his role here so is he naturally capable of filling this role or is he an inherent poor decision maker with his shot selection? It really comes down to the answer to this question imo.
 

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Brissett has played on lottery teams in Indiana probably trying to play outside his strengths to earn minutes/earn contract. There was not a winning team culture for him to best exhibit his positives. Those who saw him at Syracuse can maybe comment or compare but with the Pacers he seems to force his offense and often take poor shots. That won't be his role here so is he naturally capable of filling this role or is he an inherent poor decision maker with his shot selection? It really comes down to the answer to this question imo.
Agreed. Remains to be seen how well he'll fill either of those roles. Interesting developmental player, shooting numbers are all over the place with small and inconsistent sample sizes but looks like he's at least developed into a competent outside shooter. Hopefully he can play within himself.

Seeing Jared Weiss mention he gets a lot of time at the 4, so some Grant insurance as well. That actually seems more promising, Brissett's rebounding is a bit better than Grant's.
 

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He only played two years at Syracuse and was kind of a surprise entrant to the draft, IIRC. Started as a freshman and was definitely better his freshman year, when the team made a surprise sweet 16 run. Lousy three point shooter. Mediocre sophomore year, when he was probably the third best option on a blah team.
 

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Agreed. Remains to be seen how well he'll fill either of those roles. Interesting developmental player, shooting numbers are all over the place with small and inconsistent sample sizes but looks like he's at least developed into a competent outside shooter. Hopefully he can play within himself.

Seeing Jared Weiss mention he gets a lot of time at the 4, so some Grant insurance as well. That actually seems more promising, Brissett's rebounding is a bit better than Grant's.
He's a wildcard for sure but we've seen other young players in this years playoffs thrive with opportunity in a more limited role where they do fit the system. Nobody has even seen Brissett in a functional system....only taking poor shots trying to make a name for himself.

Positionanally I see him as a Semi-like 3/4 tweeter....but much leaner and longer....but a guy who has to be used against certain personnel groupings to place him in the best position to succeed. Worth a min-salary roster spot for sure as he could win backend rotation minutes and easily moved if he doesn't.
 

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He only played two years at Syracuse and was kind of a surprise entrant to the draft, IIRC. Started as a freshman and was definitely better his freshman year, when the team made a surprise sweet 16 run. Lousy three point shooter. Mediocre sophomore year, when he was probably the third best option on a blah team.
Interesting as that was his NBA pattern as well. Maybe he's the type of kid who buys into a team his first year then spends the second reading his press clippings then tries to get his or gets away from what was successful due to lack of focus, etc....tries too hard to get drafted, tries to hard to earn a contract. If this is the case it's about buying into a team concept so we could have something this year. Roster game within the roster game.
 

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Interesting as that was his NBA pattern as well. Maybe he's the type of kid who buys into a team his first year then spends the second reading his press clippings then tries to get his or gets away from what was successful due to lack of focus, etc....tries too hard to get drafted, tries to hard to earn a contract. If this is the case it's about buying into a team concept so we could have something this year. Roster game within the roster game.
Yeah, that makes sense. He’s still pretty young, and there’s been flashes…seems like a reasonable gamble to get on board. Hopefully he ends up better than the last two Syracuse players we’ve had (Fab Melo and Kris Joseph).
 

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Syracuse guy? Maybe he can teach them to best the zone.

And before folks start showing me game tape of the Heat series, I am joking.
 

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Brissett has played on lottery teams in Indiana probably trying to play outside his strengths to earn minutes/earn contract. There was not a winning team culture for him to best exhibit his positives. Those who saw him at Syracuse can maybe comment or compare but with the Pacers he seems to force his offense and often take poor shots. That won't be his role here so is he naturally capable of filling this role or is he an inherent poor decision maker with his shot selection? It really comes down to the answer to this question imo.
I watched every college game he played. He was a very good player for Syracuse, a great rebounding forward. He had a habit of taking three trys to make a layup, so may have inflated his rebounding that way.

I haven't seen him since Syracuse, but we fans are surprised and delighted he's still in the NBA.

His shooting is streaky, but he won a few games for us by getting hot offensively.

A good defender, but in the Syracuse zone it was tough to see individual defense most of the time.

I think he's developed a lot since Syracuse, actually. The guy I watched at Cuse had a lot of potential, but wasn't going to get a second (or even first) contract in the NBA.

We thought he needed another year to iron out some kinks before he had a chance... Fast forward a few years, and here we are.

Boy has he made good!

He'll be a decent pickup at the minimum as the second forward off the bench.
 

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This is so much better than I thought they could do at the minimum. Good size, good defender, offense isn't there but between Tatum, Brown, Brogdon, KP, and White, I'm not sure how much that's going to matter game to game. We need hustle guys who will add energy on D, and Brissett can do that.
 

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I watched every college game he played. He was a very good player for Syracuse, a great rebounding forward. He had a habit of taking three trys to make a layup, so may have inflated his rebounding that way.

I haven't seen him since Syracuse, but we fans are surprised and delighted he's still in the NBA.

His shooting is streaky, but he won a few games for us by getting hot offensively.

A good defender, but in the Syracuse zone it was tough to see individual defense most of the time.

I think he's developed a lot since Syracuse, actually. The guy I watched at Cuse had a lot of potential, but wasn't going to get a second (or even first) contract in the NBA.

We thought he needed another year to iron out some kinks before he had a chance... Fast forward a few years, and here we are.

Boy has he made good!

He'll be a decent pickup at the minimum as the second forward off the bench.
Great info thank you!
 

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Geez I didn't expect this thread to go much beyond my statement and to learn a lot more. That's why I love SoSH!
 

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Dude looks sturdy, and his lack of offense shouldn't matter with Boston. Another shrewd, under-the-radar signing by the mighty Brad Stevens.
 

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Brissetts make elite 3rd string players who will be ready to go in case the players ahead of them get injured/suspended as long as you don't over-expose them.
 

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I'm convinced Brissy is gonna be a key role player on this team. He's a ball hawk and crashes the boards, something we are gonna need.
 

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I'm convinced Brissy is gonna be a key role player on this team. He's a ball hawk and crashes the boards, something we are gonna need.
Brissett and Stevens will have roles on this team and I feel a lot larger than many expect...at least one of them.
 

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Brissett and Stevens will have roles on this team and I feel a lot larger than many expect...at least one of them.
They look Crowder-esque to me, (non-washed version). It would be nice to see one or both hit their threes at a higher percentage. Playing with great offensive threats should allow them to get open looks.

Stevens has managed to sign a gaggle of wings on the cheap that all could theoretically contribute, with Sri and Hauser as shooters and Brissett and Stevens as physical wings, with rookie Walsh in the wings. Sri seems to be more than just a shooter, and Sam looks more well rounded this year, despite struggling with his shot. Lots of competition for PT with this group.
 

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He's not a great shooter, but overall Oshae has been a fantastic pickup, IMO. Brings a blue-collar mentality off the bench and seems to be a great teammate.

Well done, Brad.
 

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He's not a great shooter, but overall Oshae has been a fantastic pickup, IMO. Brings a blue-collar mentality off the bench and seems to be a great teammate.

Well done, Brad.
Agreed. He's an energy guy, and he can be effective in more or less minutes based on what's needed...which isn't always the case. While he's not a good shooter, or really at any one thing offensively, he's capable enough to not screw up the offense by being ignored and he is 'ok' at shooting, passing, and driving. So that has some value. He's solid defenisvely and rebounding wise, and can play wings and switch credibly. Just a nice bench piece with a plus attitude and approach.