Wanamaker chipped in with nine points (2-4 FG, 5-6 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal over 18 minutes in Friday's 105-100 road win over the Warriors. Wanamaker supplied nine of the meager 17 points provided by Boston's bench during this close win. Boston will need more bench production if it wants the winning streak to continue through this five-game road trip. Wanamaker is seeing a larger role for Boston in his second season as a Celtic. He's averaging 13.5 minutes of run through the first 11 games, with no DNP's. That's a drastic change from last season, when Wanamaker appeared in only 36 games. Still, Wanamaker will continue to battle with rookie Carsen Edwards for backup point guard duties behind Kemba Walker.
Wanamaker mustered seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one rebound, two assists and two steals across 17 minutes in Saturday's 135-115 win in San Antonio. The 30-year-old sophomore has seen his minutes uptick slightly, playing 12 minutes per game relative to the 10 minutes per contest he provided during his rookie season. The bullish point guard seems more confident in his approach and is shooting better from outside through eight games. Yes, the sample size is small, but at 7-1, all of Boston's players are looking good. The C's now head to Dallas for Monday's matchup with the Mavericks.
Wanamaker logged nine points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, three rebounds and two steals in Thursday's 108-87 win over Charlotte. Boston's commanding lead in the third quarter allowed the 30-year-old sophomore to score a season-high nine points, despite him playing just 16 minutes. Wanamaker is only averaging 11 minutes per game, and he likely won't see a significant uptick in minutes unless injuries jeopardize the Celtics' backcourt depth.
Wanamaker finished with five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 FT), four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes during Friday's 104-102 win over the Knicks. Wanamaker saw a season-high 15 minutes Friday, translating his extra run into a solid all-around line. The Pittsburgh product flashed some deft passing skills while managing to convert each shot he attempted. Despite a strong outing, Wanamaker isn't expected to play meaningful minutes for the Celtics this year and can safely be kept off of fantasy radars.
Through three games, Wanamaker is averaging 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists over six minutes per game, essentially fulfilling the same minor bench role as last season. The 30-year-old guard is in only his second NBA season after playing many seasons overseas. He provides a positive bench presence without griping about minutes. Wanamaker will need a few injuries to Boston's backcourt before he'll see meaningful minutes.
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