Celtics to open preseason towards 76ers on Oct. 8 as a part of five-game exhibition slate


Boston introduced its five-game preseason schedule on Thursday.

The Celtics kick off their preseason agains the Philadelphia 76ers. (AP Photograph/Madeline Carter)

The Celtics will start their preseason schedule on Oct. 8 when they’re scheduled to host the Philadelphia 76ers, which is their first of 5 preseason video games.

That would be the first of two preseason conferences towards the 76ers, with the latter matchup slated for Oct. 11 in Philadelphia. The Celtics are additionally scheduled for 2 video games towards the New York Knicks. The primary will likely be performed at Madison Sq. Backyard on Oct. 9 after which at TD Backyard on Oct. 17.

The Celtics will cap off preseason ball on Oct. 19 towards the Charlotte Hornets.

Whereas followers received’t probably see a lot of Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown on the ground for preseason, these 5 video games will present a sampling of some new faces and gamers vying for elevated roles.

After a robust summer season league displaying, Celtics rookie Jordan Walsh can have elevated eyes on him throughout preseason basketball. The 6-foot-7-inch wing has the potential to impression the rotation early in his profession, however he’ll have competitors in doing so.

Payton Pritchard has expressed a want for an elevated function, whether or not that’s in Boston or elsewhere. The younger guard needed to be traded previous to final season’s deadline and reportedly requested a commerce once more this summer season. As of now, that request hasn’t been fulfilled, and if Pritchard does stay in a Celtics uniform to begin the season, he’ll probably use preseason time to show his price.

The preseason may reply questions on Boston’s rotational bigs. With the departure of Grant Williams by way of commerce, there are elevated minutes out there for another bench gamers. Sam Hauser and Luke Kornet have been deep rotation staples, and Dalano Banton has a chance to earn bench minutes with a robust preseason.

Robert Williams, Al Horford, and newly-acquired ahead Kristaps Porzingis will probably dominate minutes within the beginning rotation at energy ahead and heart as soon as the common season begins.

All 5 of Boston’s preseason video games will likely be out there to look at on NBC Boston.