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Who will be Celtics 3rd man off the bench? Join our contest.

 The Boston Celtics' top-6 players (Tatum, Brown, Porzingis, Horford, White, Holiday) appear to be in place, and with Payton Pritchard's solid performances in the three preseason games thus far, it seems that he would be the 7th guy - the second player off the bench. 

Pritchard leads all Celtics players in total minutes in exhibition (76.2), followed in order by Sam Hauser, Delano Banton, Oshae Bisset, Lamar Stevens, Luke Kornet, Svi Mykhailiuk, Jordan Walsh, J. D. Davison, Neemias Queta, and Wenyen Gabriel. Expect Joe Mazzulla to continue experimenting with his lineups and there will be cuts when Brad Stevens trims down the roster prior to the regular season.

Here's the deal. We are looking for our readers to predict the Guy-in-Green with the eighth-most minutes in Boston's first regular season game versus the Knicks on October 25, 2023. We also need an estimate of that 8th guy's total minutes-played in that one contest. The player's name and minutes must be submitted by 3:00 P. M ET on October 25thYou can make only one submission, either in the comment section of this article - or any other CelticsSentinel article prior to October 25. Submissions can also be made via Twitter or Facebook when our articles appear there.

Our prize will be the Sam Jones bio, Ten Times a Champion, signed by the late superstar himself and author, Marc C. Bodanza. So all you have to do is guess which player will have those 8th-most minutes - and and the amount of minutes - to the nearest tenth-of-a-minute (Ex: 28.3 minutes)

It starts today, and if your guy gets cut - you get another submission prior to the start of the Celtics regular season. Join in. You can't lose. Please leave contact info if responding via comment section of our articles.


  1. I’ll say Hauser since you have two pictures of him(plus because he has better two way skills). I’ll say 12 minutes since I think they will play a longer bench initially

    1. Thanks. Just bring that minutes number to 3 digits to prevent a tie. Example: 12.0 minutes, 12.4 minutes, etc.

    2. And also leave some form of contact in7fo should you win.

    3. Sorry, it’s your cousin Donald. And I’ll go with your 12.4


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