Is Payton Pritchard an ideal sixth man to come off the bench for the Boston Celtics?

Has second-year Boston Celtics combo guard Payton Pritchard played himself into a larger role with the team in recent games after stringing together several big offensive games off of the bench for the Celtics? Could the Oregon product end up becoming an ideal sixth man with his lights-out shooting from beyond the arc and expanding offensive repertoire?

Or will his size, inexperience, and competition keep him in more of a rotation role moving forward, particularly with players like Aaron Nesmith and Sam Hauser also in need of some run to develop their respective games for the looming 2022 postseason and beyond?

The hosts of the CLNS Media “Garden Report” podcast recently debated this topic on a recent episode, weighing the pros of promoting Pritchard to a larger role with the team with the weaknesses in his game — and the opportunity costs of the players whose expense those minutes would come through.

Check out the clip embedded above to hear their thoughts on just how Fast PP should rise within the rotation this season.

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