Way back in March, Roy Hobbs broke down the Gabe Pruitt situation for us in this article. Here are some highlights:
The Celtics have a team option on Pruitt for next season at a league-minimum salary of $825,497. Pruitt has expressed a desire for the Celtics to pick up that option. However, the decision is not a clear cut one.
On the one hand, Pruitt is a young player at a position of need. He just turned 23 last month, and it can be argued (as Who has done in our forums) that he's already as good as many of the third string point guards in the NBA. Pruitt has previously looked good in the D-League, averaging 18.6 points and 3.9 assists on an eFG% of .502 a season ago.On the other hand, however, there is a real question regarding whether Pruitt can play at this level. He simply hasn't shown that he's a very good player by NBA standards. Among NBA point guards, Pruitt ranked 48thout of 78 players in assist-to-turnover ratio, 69th out of 78 in assists per minute, and 74th out of 78 in field goal percentage.
The time is drawing near (Aug. 1) for the Celtics to make a decision on him. What do you think Danny should do?