Boston Celtics rookie, Romeo Langford, will debut against the Orlando Magic tonight, and expect to see a few other changes.
The Boston Celtics take on the Orlando Magic in exhibition play tonight, and we will get our first look at rookie Romeo Langford. He spent most of the 2018-19 season at Indiana playing with a torn ligament in his right thumb – quite an issue for a shooting guard who shoots right-handed. Langford sat out Summer League because of that injury, and the time has come to watch the youngster in action.
Romeo Langford could easily have a better career than R.J. Barrett.
Langford is going to the Celtics (a great place to develop), Barrett is going to the Knicks (not a good place to develop) pic.twitter.com/C3Sxm16V6d
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) October 7, 2019
Though listed at 6’6″ in college, Romeo stands 6’4″ without shoes, but he has an-almost 6’11” wingspan. He is very athletic and is dangerous in transition. He appears lighter than 215 pounds, but I attribute that to his solid, muscular physique.
Romeo Langford makes his debut tonight versus Orlando.
— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) October 11, 2019
“He’s (Langford) got good instincts” is part of what Brad Stevens had to say about the Celtics 14th pick in the 2019 NBA draft. It will all start tonight for the youngster.
Stevens on Romeo: "I think the game comes easy. He’s got to learn a lot about the NBA & all the places he needs to be at the right times, but as far as making instinctual plays, playing against closeouts, playing different settings off. & def,, he’s got good instincts."
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) October 10, 2019
Be on the lookout tonight for another lineup change. Center Rob Williams is out with a groin injury, but expect to possibly see Vincent Poirier starting at the center spot. Brad seems disposed to have Enes Kanter on the second unit and have the offense flow through him. It is early in the experiment, but Vincent may be the choice as starter because of his defensive capabilities.
I would love to see a second-unit of Marcus Smart and Carson Edwards inn the back court, at least for a short stint. The inside/outside scoring duo of Kanter and Edwards could be effective. Look for my recap of the game early tomorrow morning.
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