Boston Celtics: Romeo Langford in the G-League is a good for his future

NBA Boston Celtics Romeo Langford (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NBA Boston Celtics Romeo Langford (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

With the Boston Celtics most recent lottery pick getting sent for a G-League Assignment, it shows that the team is clearly looking to develop the Indiana product, and are going to be patient while doing it

Romeo Langford was the 14th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, which was a bit lower than he was expected to go after being projected to as a potential top 5 pick entering the college season.

Langford’s role in Boston’s offense was hard to figure out before the season started. He more than likely was not going to start but he could be a key player off the bench. With trade rumors and contract disputes with Boston’s starting shooting guard Jaylen Brown, maybe Langford would take his place if Brown wouldn’t be on the roster by the time the season started.

However, after recently only playing one minute of NBA basketball, and being sent down for a G-League Assignment it is clear the Celtics want to develop him and will be patient with his development.

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Romeo Langford isn’t the first Celtics draft pick to spend some time in the G-League. The most noticeable names include Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley who both have been named to the All-Defensive First Team in their careers. So it isn’t much of a concern as to him being ready or not. It’s more of a process of allowing him to develop.

He is not like Grant Williams where his stats aren’t the biggest impact. Scoring is the biggest impact Langford can make. Add the depth at both shooting guards and small forwards, Langford wasn’t going to get the most minutes.

So Langford going to the G-League to get some reps isn’t a bad thing, it’s a good thing. Once the Celtics feel he is ready he will return to the regular roster.

The hope for Langford is that he can be what Marcus Morris was for the Celtics in years past. Not in the sense of being a ball stopper, but more in the sense of being a consistent bench scorer that can take over when necessary.

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There are high hopes for Langford as a Boston Celtic. He could be an amazing sixth man, and could even win the Sixth Man of the Year award in the future. He may never be the player many thought he could be coming out of high school, but he could still be a really good player that can make a big impact for a team looking to contend.