NBA scout on Celtics rookies: 'I think they stink'

Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2020 - 10:45 am

The Celtics drafted four players in last year's NBA Draft -- Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters -- while also adding rookies Tacko Fall and Vincent Poirier.

Speaking to Keith Smith of SB Nation's Celtics Blog, NBA scouts and executives are not too fond of the group.

"I think they stink," one Eastern Conference scout said. "Well, that’s a little harsh. I mean they’re fine, but there isn’t anyone special in the whole bunch. Williams is a backup role player for his whole career. That’s fine, but whatever. The Indiana kid (Langford) can’t shoot. How can you be a shooting guard if you can’t shoot? Carsen Edwards will be a G-League All-Star for years.

"The best of the bunch is Tremont Waters. He can play. I think he’s eventually a pretty good backup point guard. So, great. A bunch of backups. You need backups, but none of these guys are special."

Another Western Conference executive had similar thoughts, calling the Edwards pick a "waste and a miss."

Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations, hopes the team's practice facility can open as early as next week

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