With the 14th pick in the 2019 NBA draft, The Boston Celtics take Indiana's Romeo Langford
With the 14th pick in the 2019 NBA draft, the Celtics took Indiana's Romeo Langford (per SI's Jeremy Woo):
SG | Indiana | Freshman
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If Langford bounces back after an uneven freshman season, he could certainly return value at this spot in the draft. He could be selected higher than this, but it won’t be a total shocker if he does fall a bit, as teams seem to be having some trouble talking themselves into him to a point, and there are players who we have slated ahead of him who are viewed as safer options. The Celtics aren’t afraid to try things, particularly in this range.
Langford played through injuries during the season and does have a strong long-term track record as a scorer, and he’s positioned as a buy-low opportunity for someone. It’s just that he has no true elite skill to sell right now. His jumper remains a big question, and he has to improve his game off the dribble, but there’s still a good chance he’s better than what he showed at Indiana. This would a low cost, substantial upside pick here.
The 6'6", 216 pound guard averaged 16.5 PPG, 5.4 RPOG and 2.3 APG at Indiana. He shot 45% on field goals, but only 27% on 3-pointers.