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Gabe Pruitt spent most of his time in the NBA Development League in 2007-2008, but has a bright future ahead of him and he’s already got a ring to go along with it. Pruitt also saw no action at all in the playoffs, gaining most of experience against D-League players. However, Pruitt looks to be more of a force next season off the bench as one of the back up point guards.
During the regular season, Pruitt only appeared in 15 games, but from what I saw he looks to have a successful future ahead of him. During his 15 games, Pruitt averaged 2.1 points per game and 0.9 assists per game while playing 6.5 minutes per game. He had a strong game on April 16, playing 13 minutes with five points, three assists, and one rebound.
In the NBA D-League, Pruitt excelled throughout his time with the Utah Flash. Pruitt appeared in 18 games for Utah and started 16 of those games. He averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. He moved up and down from the D-League and the NBA a few times though that kept his amount of playing time there down. In the end, Pruitt’s development was aided by his time spent in the D-League.
Next year, Pruitt should function as another point guard off the bench to back up Rajon Rondo. Although Eddie House will most likely see the majority of the back up time, Pruitt should have a role similar to Sam Cassell’s role this past year. I see Pruitt continuing to develop over the course of next season and becoming a great addition to the Celtics’ bench.
Will you be confident in Gabe Pruitt as the team's backup point guard?
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