Monday, June 24, 2024

Oshae Brissett opts out of player option for 2024-25, becomes unrestricted free agent

Oshae Brissett has reportedly opted out of his 2024-25 player option worth about $2.46 million to become an unrestricted free agent, according to Spotrac's Keith Smith.

The Celtics wing had until Sunday, which was the league's deadline on players to either pick up or decline their contract options for the upcoming season.

With Brissett, who averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.5 minutes during the regular season, potentially not re-signing in Boston -- that leaves somewhat of a hole on the depth chart behind Jayson Tatum and Finals MVP Jaylen Brown.

Brissett was the first signing of the off-season last summer for the Celtics and could find a landing spot elsewhere for an increased role and salary as an NBA champion. However, if he doesn't end up back in Boston -- to which the team can only really offer veteran-minimum deals -- look for rookie Jordan Walsh to possibly fill in that role as a high energy, defensive minded spark off the bench.

In the meantime, Brissett will represent Canada in this year's Paris Summer Olympics and the Celtics have the NBA Draft coming up this week on Wednesday and Thursday night. They'll have the final pick of the first round on the 26th and the 54th pick in the second round on the 27th. On Saturday June 29th, team options are due on Neemias Queta and Sam Hauser and qualifying offers on restricted free agents Drew Peterson and JD Davison.

Joel Pavón

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