For Celtics’ Aaron Nesmith, this offseason will be a chance to find his shot again

Boston Celtics second-year wing Aaron Nesmith took some time to find enough playing time to work on his game in the 2021-22 regular season after struggling to find his shot early in the season. His high-energy play and aggressive defense earned him some minutes by the end of the campaign but still couldn’t crack the postseason rotation with his shot absent.

The South Carolina native revealed he plans to work on that intensely this offseason to earn a bigger role with Boston in 2022-23, saying he wants to “become a better overall basketball player and get my shot back to where it needs to be.”

“That’s pretty much the two main things,” he explained. “Get my shot back to where it was last season and before I got here, and just get back to the drawing board.”

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“I’m still very confident in my shot,” added Nesmith, who related that the pressure in-game gets to him at times and that he needs to work through that. “I’m a phenomenal shooter, and I know the team knows that.”

Nesmith should get his chance next season to take on a bigger role in the regular season and help save his teammates’ legs for a deep playoff run.

“I definitely could have helped my team if I did shoot the ball the way that I usually do,” related the Vanderbilt product.

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