Waters produced eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), nine assists, two rebounds and a steal across 24 minutes in Thursday's 113-87 win over the Grizzlies in Las Vegas. Waters enters a crowded depth chart with the Celtics, but the second-round pick should make the roster regardless. At only 5-11, the LSU product is only suitable as a point guard, and Marcus Smart should end up as the primary backup to Kemba Walker after the departure of Terry Rozier. As a result, Waters' impact is expected to be minimal this season, at least in the short term.
Waters netted 12 points (4-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, one rebound and two steals across 25 minutes during the Celtics' 95-82 win over the Nuggets in a Las Vegas Summer League game Tuesday. The 2019 second-round pick was solid while working with the first unit, even as he continued to scuffle somewhat with his shot. Waters is now averaging 10.7 points (on 36.0 percent shooting), 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals across 21.7 minutes over three games in Las Vegas as he looks to make a case for strong consideration for a reserve backcourt role in the coming campaign.
Waters was taken by the Celtics with the 51st overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Waters makes up for his lack of size by having great pure point guard ability. Last season as a sophomore, Waters made the All-SEC team and was voted SEC Defensive Player of the Year by averaging 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.8 rebounds.
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