The NBA basically doesn't have an offseason.
Sure, guys like LeBron James and others can enjoy a couple months away from the game before they have to get back on the courts for training camp during September, but a lot of the younger guys aren't as lucky--or are more lucky depending on how you look at it. The perspective is really what counts here.
A lot of young guys are either stuck playing in the NBA Summer League or blessed with the opportunity. The Celtics have a full roster going into it this season. That said, here are some guys you should probably be paying attention to if you're going to follow it.
Robert Williams -- The big man may have missed a flight and overslept another time, but he is the Celtics first round pick and a former SEC Defensive Player of the Year. A team that lacks big men like the Celtics could use someone like him.
Guerschon Yabusele -- He played in 33 games for the Celtics last year, but the power forward only played 7.1 minutes per game. :Let's see if he can keep growing and developing.
Jarrod Uthoff -- Solid depth piece at power forward. He played in nine games for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2016-2017 season and had a strong season in the G-League last year (8.4 rebounds per game).
Semi Ojeleye -- The 6-foot-7 forward is the most experienced player of the bunch on the roster. He played in 73 games for the C's last year, so you know they like what they see from him. He can play some high-level defense, but can he shoot?
Jarell Eddie -- The small forward has played in parts of the past three NBA seasons and has a .941 free throw percentage in 34 NBA games. Not bad, right? We shall see.