7) Sam Hauser
If there was any positive to come out of Gallinari's offseason injury, it was that it gave Hauser plenty of room to grow.
And grow he did.
Hauser played in 80 games (eight starts) and drained 140 triples, good for fifth most on the team and the most among primary reserves. Not even Brogdon, the NBA Sixth Man of the Year who shot 44.4 percent from beyond the arc, could keep up.
6) Al Horford
Horford has to slow down at some point, right?
Well, last year, at 37 years old, the 16-year NBA veteran was as steady as ever, but he did struggle shooting the ball in the postseason. Horford is still the Celtics' anchor down low, though, and pairing him with Kristaps Porzingis is going to be fun to watch.
Horford has also been the go-to guy to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo when Boston squares off with the Milwaukee Bucks. There's been rumblings that he's now too hold to contain the two-time MVP, but that should only add more fuel to the fire for Horford, who has a history of silencing the doubters.
5) Derrick White
White made huge strides in 2022-23, and he finally got the recognition he deserved when he saved the Celtics' season in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
In addition to significantly improving his 3-point shot (going from 31.2 percent in 2021-22 to 38.1 percent last season), White emerged as one of the best defensive guards in the league. He paced all guards with 76 blocks, leading to an All-NBA Second Team selection.
Should White continue trending in the direction he's headed, he's a great dark horse candidate to be named an All-Star this year.