yahboi617 wrote:What's everybody's take on Kira lewis jr. ? I like him for the Celtics at the mid 20 pick or reach at 17
Most people are going to jump on here and tell you he won't be available in the mid-20s. I think there's a chance he's available at 17, though.
Some people are really high on him. Some have him top 10. Others have him at 15-20 on their board.
I think Lewis Jr. would be interesting at 17 for the Celtics, but I'm not sure where he gets a bunch of developmental minutes being stuck behind Walker, Smart, Brown, and Langford.
I doubt Lewis would play much as a rookie. Langford hasn’t played much this year but is expected to play more next year. I imagine that if Boston got Lewis at #17 this would be their rotation:
Kemba / (vet min signing)
Brown / Langford
Hayward / Smart
Tatum / G. Williams
Theis / Kanter / R. Williams
Langford is replacing Semi Ojeleye to hopefully bring more offensive punch (luckily the defensive versatility of Smart allows a wing to replace a forward).
That one year backup PG would replace Wanamaker and Lewis would follow a similar development track to getting a rotation spot in year 2 while he learns the defensive schemes/timing in practice.
Ultimately I think Lewis’ skill set is an ideal system fit. I view him as someone who would follow the Terry Rozier development track on Boston. Year 1 - not play a lot. Year 2 - play regularly but take your lumps. Year 3 - emerge as a legit player. Year 4 for Rozier got murky because Kyrie was here, but for Lewis he’d get to start because Kemba is set to expire that year. So I think he’d be a great succession plan.