CelticsLV wrote:For all the praise Brad gets for putting players in a position to succeed, he did a very poor job with Langford imo. Every time he was out there it was a 3&D role, although his strengths are ball handling and slashing. Brad never goes out of his comfort zone and rookies suffer the most because of it. I understand Brad is trying to win games but then he and Ainge should do a better job at drafting for fit instead of wasting talent away. After such a year I'm not sure if Langford will even feel comfortable with the ball in his hands anymore.
Romeo needs to get healthy. He probably doesn't feel comfortable with the ball in his hands, because of thumb and wrist surgery. I'm not even sure he feels comfortable getting out of bed.
Thumb injury misses summer league
Missed a little time in training camp with strained groin
Injured his ankle
Returned and injured his ankle again
He comes back then isn't available for 4 games because of illness at beginning of January
Leaves a game due to illness in March
Misses a bubble scrimmage due to illness
Tore ligaments in his wrist before playoffs, decides to play through it
Surprise minutes against Miami and he immediately strains his abductor
I really like the kid. He has shown a few really high upside traits in his short stretches. He has the size that everybody covets. His defense looked really good, which is always great for a young player. The defense will give him a base that keeps him in the NBA and assure he isn't James Young. He also has shown the ability to smoothly get by his defender with ease with that first step. It seems like he can get to the basket anytime he wants.
Romeo just didn't stay healthy long enough to add more to his plate. I think Brad really likes the kid and wants to add more, but it just wasn't possible last season.