Starter — Jaylen Brown
Backups — Marcus Smart, PJ Dozier, Brad Wanamaker
To say Jaylen Brown had a breakout season in 2018-19 is truly an understatement.
In addition to scoring off his athleticism, Brown made himself an outside threat, hitting nearly 40 percent of his 3-pointers (39.5 percent) last season. Brown’s emergence as an offensive weapon will give the Celtics a legitimate “Big Three” along with Irving and Gordon Hayward.
Like all of the other positions on the Celtics roster, teams won’t get a break when he takes a breather. Smart can also play this position as well, give opposing two-guards all sorts of fits. Now that Rozier has proven to be a more-than-capable backup to Irving at the point, this is probably where Smart will spend most of his time, and that only works wonders for the Celtics.
PJ Dozier and Brad Wanamaker are the other backups here, but those two aren’t projected to see a lot of minutes on the court. In bigger lineups, we could also see Hayward or Tatum taking minutes here.