Indiana Pacers: The continuing saga of Aaron Nesmith

Aaron Nesmith, Boston Celtics (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Aaron Nesmith is a player whom the Boston Celtics had high hopes for that never really panned out for the team. In this article, we take a look at how Nesmith’s career has developed so far and what is being seen from him this year with the Indiana Pacers.

The Boston Celtics version of Nesmith

When Nesmith was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 14th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the expectation was that he would come in and provide elite 3 PT shooting and serviceable defense as a 6’5 wing. While he did not play too much during his rookie season, he put up a very respectable 37% shooting percentage from deep, although in limited time at 14.5 min a game. He ended his rookie year with a line of 4.7 Pts, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.5 AST per game.

It looked as if there was plenty for him to build off in his second season, but unfortunately, Nesmith regressed. Nesmith only averaged 3.8 Pts per game in 11 mpg, shoo ting a horrific 27% from three. This marked the end of his Celtics career, as the team decided to part ways with him to get Brogdon, and Nesmith began the 2022-23 season as an Indiana Pacer, looking to get his career going back in the right direction.