The Boston Celtics made a speedy move in the early days of the NBA’s 2023 free agency period by signing 6-foot-7 free agent forward Oshae Brissett as their first move of the offseason. The 25-year-old player from Canada brings a total of four years of NBA experience, having previously played for the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers.
Joining the Celtics’ roster for the 2023-24 season offers Brissett his first likely opportunity to play some postseason basketball, which he plans to bring “energy and excitement” to Boston in the process per an article by team reporter Taylor Snow about the new Celtics swingman.
Let’s dive into five fast facts about the Toronto native.
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Brissett has an older brother Dejon drafted No. 2 overall in the Canadian Football League
He made a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian men’s basketball team in 2022
Brissett played 67 games for the Pacers in '21-22, the only player to play over 55 games
Both Brissett and new teammate Dalano Banton are of Jamaican descent and from Toronto
Celtics alum Aaron Nesmith says he "plays with a lot of energy, a lot of effort, and a lot of hustle"
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