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Not much happened this season for Gabe Pruitt in his second year in the NBA. He saw some action here and there but never really found much of a role with the team this season.
His role was diminished further after the acquisition of Stephon Marbury. The young guard also had some personal problems after being arrested for a DUI during the season, which may have influenced Doc Rivers to limit his playing time.
After only appearing in 15 games all of the 07-08 season and having some success down in the D-League, Pruitt appeared in a total of 47 regular season games in 08-09, mostly in the first half of the season. Pruitt averaged just 2 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game during the regular season. He only came in the playoffs for some garbage minutes and did not factor much at all in any of the games.
Pruitt has shown some signs of talent in the couple of minutes he played here and there throughout the season, but I do not see much of a future for him with Boston. Pruitt is a free agent this off-season and I do not see the Celtics re-signing him as they do not really need him if they were to re-sign Marbury.
At this point, the C’s can probably get some better talent for about the same price as Pruitt.