Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Leads NBA Summer League In Offensive Efficiency

The Boston guard is averaging 1.36 points per possession

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If Payton Pritchard looked like he was a step above the rest of his competition at NBA Summer League, the numbers back that up.

The guard has dominated in three games for Boston in Las Vegas, averaging 20.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists in his 28.3 minutes per game, shooting 57.7 percent from deep.

According to Synergy Basketball, he’s also been the most efficient offensive player there. Pritchard leads those at UNLV participating in Summer League with 1.36 points scored per possession.

Despite all this, it’s to be determined whether Pritchard plays for the Celtics in the Summer League Championship Game on Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

The 23-year-old left Summer League to participate in the Portland Pro Am after receiving permission from the Celtics. Once the team clinched a spot in the final, Pritchard tweeted he was headed back to Las Vegas to be with them, but it looks like he may have gotten ahead of himself.

Celtics Summer League coach Joe Mazzulla pumped the brakes on that, sharing after practice Monday that Boston still is contemplating whether it’s worth it.

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