New analysis weighs in on whether Boston Celtics elect to extend Jaden Springer

New Boston Celtics backup shooting guard Jaden Springer is seen as an unlikely candidate to be extended by his new team this coming 2024 NBA offseason in a new analysis by Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus. The B/R cap guru recently broke down the class of players coming off their rookie deals at the end of the league’s 2023-24 season, and Springer was of course part of that breakdown.

Over the course of his 13 games played with the Celtics, he has started none of them, and averaged 5.5 minutes, and 1.1 points per game while shooting an unnerving, 33.3% from the field with Boston this season.

“Springer has yet to carve out a role with the Boston Celtics since his in-season trade from the Philadelphia 76ers,” notes Pincus. “Unless Boston is patiently high on his upside, he doesn’t seem like an extension candidate.”

Pincus can see some similarities to Payton Pritchard somewhere in Springer’s game (presumably NOT on offense), so there is hope for the young wing.

But we have to agree that this defensive specialist is unlikely to command much attention in free agency, so we agree he is not a likely extension option for Boston. Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire