Hoosier State Hoops: Boston Hoards Indiana-Developed Talent

The Boston Celtics stole the draft for the state of Indiana, selecting Indiana’s Romeo Langford in the first round and Purdue’s Carsen Edwards in the second round. I think the both of them could fit in very well in the long term as it seems Kyrie Irving and Al Horford will leave in free agency. 

 

Romeo Langford

Romeo Langford was drafted a little earlier than projections indicated in the NBA Draft. The Celtics selected him with the No.14 pick and Boston could look to him as being another young player with potential. This is a great spot for Romeo to see how some of the talented wings such as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum play. Not to mention, he will be learning from Brownsburg native Gordon Hayward. This is a place that I did not necessarily see him going to but the idea of getting brought along slowly is intriguing. No one got to see him fully healthy this last season at Indiana University, but if Boston gets him healthy, we might be calling Langford the steal of the draft. 

 

Carsen Edwards

Carsen Edwards is a man that can score at will. He skyrocketed his NBA draft stock by leading Purdue all the way to the Elite Eight and did not fade away from the spotlight. Boston is a top sports market as fans and media pay attention to what this team can be. He may even get some playing time next year as it seems Terry Rozier might not be a part of Boston’s future plans, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That could leave a hole at point guard and Edwards should get the chance to see what he can do in that role. 

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