2. SG Quentin Grimes
Throughout his first two seasons, Quentin Grimes has shown flashes of stardom. While most know him for his 3-and-D play at the wing, Grimes has shown so much more than that in his young career. His role may limit how often he can show these skills, but those skills are there.
For example, while Grimes is known for being a career 38.4% three-point shooter on good volume, he’s also an incredible finisher. Last season, Grimes finished at the rim at a 74.5% clip. While the rate at which he takes these shots is not too high, it’s still impressive. In addition to this, Grimes has also shown some surprisingly good playmaking instincts.
His average of 2.1 assists per game may not be mind-boggling, but when you watch him play, Grimes can occasionally throw some very impressive passes. It will be interesting to see if Tom Thibodeau runs more sets with Grimes as the primary ball-handler in 2023-24.
Whether he becomes a star or just a great role player, expect to see more improvements out of the 23-year-old next season. Hopefully, Thibs will allow Grimes to expand his game past being a catch-and-shoot player. Regardless, fans know he will be effective on both sides of the ball.