Brad Wanamaker, in speaking on the Celtics’ chemistry, said, “We all cheer for each other. We all want each other to do well, whether we’re playing the bulk minutes that night or somebody else…So that’s special to have within a team.” (Boston Celtics on Twitter)
Soon to be free agent, Wanamaker spoke on some of the characteristics that make up this team’s chemistry. With several unknowns and a lot of moving parts, the Celtics more than ever will need to rely on this chemistry to go the distance come late July. Wanamaker is having the best season of his young career as he has improved in every statistical category; he is averaging 19.3 minutes of playing time, 6.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and .8 steals per game. With so many variables impacting how teams will play once inside the “bubble,” coaches may be inclined to use a balanced approach to their rotation to keep their players fresh. If this is the case, Wanamaker could find himself in a position to contribute more to the team and their campaign. Even with that, however, it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach while reserving him for deep-league play.