With the commerce deadline hours away, Aaron Nesmith obtained zero minutes in a near-miracle win towards Milwaukee on Wednesday evening.
As we speak, Keith Smith reported Nesmith is drawing extra favorable curiosity than his fellow younger wing, Romeo Langford.
This is sensible, contemplating Nesmith is youthful and a greater shooter than Langford.
Nesmith obtained quarter-hour vs. Orlando, then 17 towards Memphis in an time beyond regulation loss, so his drop in minutes was vital in a sport the Celtics wanted to win.
Not solely was Nesmith receiving a strong chunk of minutes, which he hadn’t shortly, he was coming into the sport in non-garbage time. Towards Memphis, Nesmith was the second bench participant to be subbed in, when he was subbed in on the 4:14 mark within the first quarter.
Towards Orlando, with a more healthy roster together with Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, Nesmith was subbed in on the identical time, 4:14 remaining within the first quarter.
It’s clear Nesmith has some belief with Brad Stevens, and if he stays round, can be a rotation participant transferring ahead. However, with the Magic buying and selling Nikola Vucevic unexpectedly, it’s clear Orlando is having a fireplace sale for his or her gamers, and Nesmith might be the younger participant Orlando needs in return for Aaron Gordon.
Studying into tea leaves an excessive amount of will depart your eyes strained, but it surely’s clear to see the Celtics are closely contemplating sending Nesmith to Orlando as a way to make a win-now push with Gordon.