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Celtics Summer League
« on: July 08, 2021, 06:50:38 PM »

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Payton Pritchard to play some but not all summer league games.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 04:45:47 AM »

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Will Moses play there?
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 10:33:43 PM »

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Carsen Edwards, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard reportedly will compete in the summer circuit, which will run between Aug. 8 and 17 in Las Vegas.

And of course YAM!




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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 10:58:18 PM »

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I wonder how many Summer League participants can say they started a playoff game in their careers like Romeo Langford can?

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 11:05:33 PM »

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I read somewhere that Romeo is likely to play a lot of PG in summer league.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 06:30:09 AM »

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I read somewhere that Romeo is likely to play a lot of PG in summer league.

I've been thinking of Romeo as a PG for quite ome time. I think he's up to it. Matbeeven a future starter.

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 07:27:01 AM »

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There have been a few people comment on playing Romeo at the point.  He played some there in High School.  How he gets into the lane might be the biggest indicator that he could handle it, drive and pass.  Let the D collapse onto you.  Summer league is certainly the place to try it, but he did play some point in a game this past year against Chicago (April) and drew some positive reviews from it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 10:58:25 AM »

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Langford played some point back in April when Smart and Kemba were both sick.  Here are some comments from Stevens after the game:

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"We tried to play Romeo there a little bit," Stevens said after the game. "I donít know if thatís in his wheelhouse yet, but he has to get to that point with his size and his ability to pass the ball."

"Weíre going to avoid it as much as we can right now obviously, because heís not used to it, hasnít played enough games to orchestrate and organize a group," Stevens said. "We will eventually go to Evan Turner mode, I guess."

I am not sure what "Evan Turner Mode" is but it seems to imply a kind of hybrid PG role for him although Stevens also is clear that at that time, he did not feel that Langford was ready for it.  I am not sure that PG is the best role for Langford as a player but if he can go "Evan Turner Mode", it will certainly provide some great flexibility to the Celtics.

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 11:09:06 AM »

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Will Moses play there?

Nothing definitive has been reported as far as I have seen but it would certainly seem beneficial to have him start to learn our systems and also work on some specific aspects of his game.  He did play 43 games (32 starts) last season so that is a fair amount of actual NBA experience but that isn't so much different than Pritchard, Nesmith, or Langford who will all be there.  I definitely hope he is there and gets some run.

What 21 year old wouldn't want to go to Vegas and play basketball?

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 02:21:19 PM »

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Langford played some point back in April when Smart and Kemba were both sick.  Here are some comments from Stevens after the game:

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"We tried to play Romeo there a little bit," Stevens said after the game. "I donít know if thatís in his wheelhouse yet, but he has to get to that point with his size and his ability to pass the ball."

"Weíre going to avoid it as much as we can right now obviously, because heís not used to it, hasnít played enough games to orchestrate and organize a group," Stevens said. "We will eventually go to Evan Turner mode, I guess."

I am not sure what "Evan Turner Mode" is but it seems to imply a kind of hybrid PG role for him although Stevens also is clear that at that time, he did not feel that Langford was ready for it.  I am not sure that PG is the best role for Langford as a player but if he can go "Evan Turner Mode", it will certainly provide some great flexibility to the Celtics.

In the pre-draft process a lot of evaluations talked about him having PG potential.  Injuries have obviously set back that development significantly, but I think playing on ball and being an offense initiator is a better fit for his skills than as an off-ball shooter.  People here like DeJounte Murray, and I think Langford could have that kind of role ultimately, although probably as a reserve rather than starter (although I'd start him myself).

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 06:32:09 PM »

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Hoping Romeo and PP look like sophomore Jaylen did in the Summer League

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I'm disappointed that Grant Williams isn't going.  That guy should be getting as much organized basketball time as possible.


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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2021, 07:08:31 PM »

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I'm disappointed that Grant Williams isn't going.  That guy should be getting as much organized basketball time as possible.

I wanted to see Jared Sullinger on his road back to the NBA.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2021, 10:27:32 PM »

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I'm disappointed that Grant Williams isn't going.  That guy should be getting as much organized basketball time as possible.
what does this have to do with the summer league?  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2021, 08:20:53 AM »

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I'm disappointed that Grant Williams isn't going.  That guy should be getting as much organized basketball time as possible.
what does this have to do with the summer league?  ;D

Cute, but yes, one of the main advantages of the young or new players participating in the summer league is to start to learn team systems or just in general, get used to the speed of the game.  It is not just about developing individual skills.  In fact, it is probably not that great of an opportunity to work on individual skills.

I can see holding Grant (and Robert) Williams out of the summer league.  They have played in the league enough and know the Celtics' way.  I would like to see Moses Brown there though.  Even if it is just to get to know the other players (basketball and personally) and start to learn the Celtics' way.  A chance for Pritchard, Langford, Nesmith, and Moses Brown to play together would be very beneficial to them as a group as much as for individual development (and Edwards to some extent).  For Yam Nadar it is more of a try out so his situation is a little different.