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Celtics interested in bringing back Oshae Brissett – NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Celtics are bringing back eleven of the twelve players who averaged the most minutes per game on the team from the 2023-24 championship season.

The only player in this group who is not under contract for the 2024–25 season is Oshae Brissett, but the door is not quite closed for a possible return for the free agent forward.

“The Celtics have an open roster spot after re-signing Luke Kornet and Xavier Tillman this week. The team is interested in bringing back winger Oshae Brissett, who declined his player option last week,” the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach wrote in an article published Thursday.

“But on Wednesday night, Brissett was still looking for an opportunity with a team that can provide more playing time. Brissett is skipping Olympic training camp with the Canadian national team to focus on his free agency.”

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Brissett ranked 12th on the team last season with 11.5 minutes played per game. He appeared in 55 regular season games and averaged 3.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. In the 2024 playoffs, he averaged 5.5 minutes per game and appeared in 10 of Boston's 19 games.

If Brissett is desperate to get more playing time, that may not happen with the Celtics. They return the strongest and most talented roster in the league. They also added 2024 first-round pick Baylor Sheierman, a strong all-around player and a very good 3-point shooter at Creighton. There probably aren't many extra minutes left, but you never know how injuries could impact the rotation.

Brissett made his NBA debut in the 2019–20 season with the Toronto Raptors. From 2020–21 to 2022–23, he played for the Indiana Pacers.