Payton Pritchard Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/28/1998 (25)
Payton Pritchard Last 10 Games
Payton Pritchard News
According to ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard agreed to a four-year, $30 million (fully guaranteed) extension with the team. The 25-year-old played a career-low 13.4 minutes last season and expressed displeasure regarding his role. As a result, he sought a trade heading into the summer. However, with Grant Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, and Marcus Smart no longer on the roster, Pritchard is anticipated to see routine playing time during the 2023-24 campaign. The 2020 No. 26 overall pick has averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 40.0% shooting from deep since entering the league. Those numbers will likely increase, so managers should keep him in mind late in fantasy drafts.
Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard is entering his fourth year in the league and is eligible for an extension if they can work one out before the regular season begins. According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, the two sides began extension discussions after they dealt for Jrue Holiday. Pritchard is expected to be a key depth piece behind Holiday and Derrick White, so they want to make sure they have their bench options locked up. Reportedly, there's still a gap between both sides, so they'll need to cover some ground over the next few weeks. Pritchard should see more opportunities either way and he could become more fantasy-relevant in deeper leagues.
Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard recently mentioned that he'd rather be traded than play off the bench. The 25-year-old has played a minimal role on the team over the last three seasons. The organization has high praise for Pritchard and the way he plays the game. However, they don't have the minutes available for him on their current roster. That being said, it wouldn't be shocking to see the team decide to move Pritchard in order to give him more minutes elsewhere. The problem with that is it's going to be difficult to find a team that is willing to give him a 25-minute role in the rotation. Pritchard has averaged 15.7 minutes per game over the last three seasons. He obviously feels that he can contribute more to the team, but it's uncertain if other organizations believe he can be a starter. That being said, the Celtics are likely going to have a tough time trying to find a trade partner willing to guarantee Pritchard significant minutes in the rotation.
According to Jay King and Jared Weiss of The Athletic, Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard wants to be traded this offseason. Pritchard began his career by averaging 7.7 points in 19.2 minutes per game. However, his production and workload have decreased in the last two seasons. But with the C's looking to shed some salaries heading into the 2023-24 campaign, retaining the 25-year-old on his $4 million team option may be necessary for the club. Fortunately, Pritchard's path to playing time could open if Boston moves Marcus Smart, Derrick White, or Malcolm Brogdon this Summer.