June 26, 2019, 6:30 pmRomeo LangfordPG, Boston Celtics
The Celtics start Summer League practice this weekend but first-round pick Romeo Langford will not be cleared for full contact.
Langford is recovering from right thumb surgery, which is not expected to have any significant long-term effects. This is just the Celtics taking it easy on their new rookie. Hopefully he's cleared before Summer League ends, otherwise we'll get our first look at him in preseason.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 9:08 pmRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics selected Romeo Langford with the 14th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Celtics could use some bench shooting, so Langford fills that role as he is best known for his role as a sharpshooter. He was a member of the All-Big Ten team as he put up 16.5 points per game on 44.8-percent shooting. He is an above average finisher at the rim and has potential to be a dominant scorer if he gains consistency on his jumper. The Celtics took a gamble by selecting Langford rather than filling a glaring position of need at center. Langford is recovering from right thumb surgery, but he should be ready for the start of training camp. He likely will not hold much fantasy value in year-one on a loaded Celtics roster.
June 19, 2019, 8:05 pmRomeo LangfordG, College
Romeo Langford said that his right thumb surgery recovery is ‘going good’ and that he expects to be ready to go for Summer League.
The injury was never thought of being anything serious so this is right about where his recovery should be expected. Following a rough shooting season, the 19 year old guard has seen his draft value fluctuate a good amount since the beginning of the year, going from a sure-fire top 10 pick to floating around as a mid-first rounder. Still, he possesses solid two-way potential and could see some early playing time depending on the situation he lands in.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter