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The Boston Celtics are gearing up for the 2023-24 NBA season with high stakes. 

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Their recent success in the playoffs has raised expectations, but they haven't secured an NBA title yet. 

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The team has made significant moves, like trading Marcus Smart for Kristaps Porziņģis and investing heavily in Jaylen Brown, with championship ambitions. 

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Three players on the roster face critical seasons with a lot at stake. 

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Malcolm Brogdon's future is uncertain due to his injury history, and he needs to prove his reliability. 

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Paying $22.5 million, Brogdon must show he can consistently contribute to a championship team. 

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Payton Pritchard hopes to secure a regular role after Smart's departure but faces competition for minutes. 

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If Pritchard can't establish himself this season, his restricted free agency prospects become uncertain. 

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The Celtics' summer trade signaled a desire for size with Kristaps Porziņģis and faith in Derrick White as the primary point guard. 

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White's performance will determine not only this season's success but also his future with the team and his next contract.