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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#601 » by sully00 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:26 am

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Are people saying that about PG because of 6 games at the end of the year? I know he says that he didn't feel full strength until the 2nd year, but he was still really, really, really good that 1st real year back. He took another step forward the following year, but that 1st year back was arguably the best season of his career to that point. 23/7/4 and he took it up a level in the postseason.

I'm optimistic about Hayward just to get that out there though.


i really hope you guys are right, but i haven't seen the same explosion and quickness that hayward had with utah. while it was never top-shelf, this was actually an important part of his game, and opened up his outside shooting. if after 2 years he hasn't gotten this back, i'm guessing it's not coming back. for a guy who was a borderline all star to begin with, i think it puts him into very good but below AS level.

i mean look at this... i haven't seen this in boston yet:


i absolutely think he can and will be a huge part of our team this year. but longer term? if he opts out, what contract do we offer him? he plays roughly the same position as tatum and brown, although he brings different skills. if i have to give 25m per year to someone, it's not going to be GH at age 31-35 instead of brown and/or tatum. then we've got langford who hopefully will be our SG of the future if all goes well. i like this kid, don't get me wrong, i just think he's got a ways to go to get to brown/tatum level. but he's also much younger.

bottom line i think hayward's days with us are numbered. really sucks about his injury, he would have been amazing without that, but it is what it is.


Great post. I am very optimistic for Gordon. His NetRtg last year in preseason was -29. This year is +18 which is as good or better than any he had in Utah. Of course teams are different so they probably don’t correlate. However his defensive rating last year was an abysmal 122 and now is about 85 which is good even on this team. Last year’s numbers show what a shell of himself he was at start of year and he did make a lot of progress. This year he is explosive and he has had some dunks that we just didn’t see. I agree they are not at level of the highlights you linked but I won’t exclude the chance of him getting there. He is already just so much better that he was in April.

That said....he still has to be traded. Celtics simply cannot count on him opting in or resigning at discounted rate. Unless he has another down year it would be crazy for him to opt in because a 3+1 deal at age 31 is much easier to get in weak FA year than it will be at age 32. Maybe team is okay letting him walk for nothing and then just paying Tatum and Brown and Kemba. I think he needs to be featured to drive up his value and then traded for a big. Orlando seems to be a great trading partner - they need a playmaker and a shooter and are overloaded with PFs which is a need for us.


He doesn't have any trade value. It doesn't matter if he opts out and walks away he has no game right now. Boston's going to give his money to Tatum. You don't really want more than 3 guys on big dollar deals. I am rooting for Hayward but I only care about how he can help this team I could care less about managing him like an asset.
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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#602 » by snowman » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:34 am

He won't opt out, but if we retain him the following season after he opts in (Tatum's first new contract season and Brown's second) it will be much lower money.
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Post#603 » by Andrew McCeltic » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:21 am

Don’t like the idea of trading Hayward - the team needs good vibes and good chemistry right now, not a disruptive roster change.

In a couple of months, when the shine is off, maybe it’s a different conversation. Orlando, Denver, Miami, Golden State, Portland, maybe Detroit could all have interest, and I think you have to send him to a winning team if you’re dealing him.

The risk with any deal is that Presti offers up Gallo for a lower price - but he can’t deal Gallo to Miami, Denver and Orlando..
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Post#604 » by Gant » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:16 pm

Gordon Hayward on Romeo Langford:

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Post#605 » by AKFO » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:28 pm

Any long term updates on Langford's injury?
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Post#606 » by Red2 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:20 pm

Where for art thou Romeo?
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Post#607 » by AKFO » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:29 pm

Red2 wrote:Where for art thou Romeo?

First few games have shown me there’s definitely minutes to be had in the rotation. When he gets healthy he’ll start getting spotty rotation minutes like every other bench guy not named Smart. If he plays well he could carve a consistent, day to day role. By the end of the year, I’m hoping Langford can be a reliable option to play decent minutes when one of JayHayJay has to sit.
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Post#608 » by 87rottweiler » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:01 am

I’d love him to be getting those Wanamaker minutes - nothing against Brad he’s serviceable - but I want minutes this year being prioritised toward youth development - Grant Edwards Romeo and Rob being force fed all they can handle


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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#609 » by 31to6 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:17 am

Not holding my breath for anything in particular in terms of role/minutes, just hope he can show promise like (wistful sigh) that one drive..
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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#610 » by KumaJG » Tue Nov 5, 2019 8:26 pm

Happy Romeo going to Maine. Gets some reps and basketball shape. Contribute in the second half of the year.
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Post#611 » by cloverleaf » Tue Nov 5, 2019 10:45 pm

I expect we'll see real progress with him next fall.
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Post#612 » by Fencer reregistered » Wed Nov 6, 2019 12:30 am

cloverleaf wrote:I expect we'll see real progress with him next fall.


If Hayward's post is right, and Langford came in with more sophistication than a typical one-and-done rookie, then that might help make up for his lack of development opportunities in terms of being on an NBA court this season.
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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#613 » by KumaJG » Fri Nov 8, 2019 8:51 pm

Romeo just had a string of bad luck, he is going to be good
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Post#614 » by Homerclease » Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:10 pm

KumaJG wrote:Romeo just had a string of bad luck, he is going to be good

I hope so, they passed on a couple few good players for this kid. I want to see him with the ball in his hands early and often tomorrow for the Claws
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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#615 » by NuckyPowell » Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:46 am

There's another guy on the Claws that caught my eye last season in college, Bryce Brown of Auburn. I watched this game against Kentucky last year, and he was on fire:

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Post#616 » by AKFO » Sat Nov 9, 2019 5:42 am

Is Romeo even gonna play in the gleague or was he just up there for their training camp
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Post#617 » by zoyathedestroya » Sat Nov 9, 2019 5:50 am

AKFO wrote:Is Romeo even gonna play in the gleague or was he just up there for their training camp

Play. Getting him a ton of reps is the plan, per Coach Stevens.
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Post#618 » by Dogen » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:20 am

Romeo doing whatever he wants up in Maine tonight.
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Post#619 » by grindtime22 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:07 am

Dogen wrote:Romeo doing whatever he wants up in Maine tonight.


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Re: Romeo Langford Thread 

Post#620 » by Slartibartfast » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 am

6 blocks is ridiculous.

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