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Grading the Boston Celtics draft-

Pick 14-Romeo Langford

I didn’t like this pick at all. He is still raw, and with limited athleticism, I don’t see a lot of star potential. To his credit, he played this past season with an injured thumb. That could help explain his poor 3 point shooting percentage, which I think will improve. He’s not much of a playmaker and he doesn’t use his left. He does have good size. On top of that, he plays a position that they do not need, and they have serious needs. Although equally as raw, I would have preferred they had taken Sekou Doumbouya from France who got taken the very next pick. Now that is a guy with superstar potential.

Pick 22 Grant Williams

A couple inches taller and this guy is a lottery pick. Probably the strongest player in the draft and maybe the smartest. I don’t think he will ever be a star but he’s going to be a very good player and he’s ready now. My pick would have been between him and Mfiondu Kabengele who went 27th.

Pick 33 Carsen Edwards

He’s only 6’1″ but he has a strong NBA body. He could definitely work on his playmaking but this guy is a baller and a steal early in the second round. The only other guys I would have considered here are Bruno Fernando and Bol Bol since they play positions of need, but they have a lot of question marks.

Pick 51 Tremont Waters

Undersized but will be given a chance to make the team and you never know. Every player is a crapshoot at this point in the draft.

Total grade B+

This could go up if they flip Langford for somebody like Domantis Sabonis or Collin Sexton. Williams and Edwards were great picks and they made two very shrewd trades. Of course I might have it all wrong. It will be fun to find out.

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