James Young and Dwight Powell were both sent to the Maine Red Claws over the weekend in order to get in some more game experience but they have already been called back to spend more time with the big club. Considering that there are no restrictions on the number of times players can be shuttled back and forth, they can expect quite a few more quick trips up and down the New England highways.
They made good use of their time in Maine too.
Dwight Powell and James Young – both assigned to Maine from Boston – both started for the Red Claws and led the team in scoring. Powell finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds in a monster performance. Young, meanwhile, also poured in 21 points to go with 5 boards.
Those are some pretty eye-popping stats, no matter what league they are in.
Most of Powell’s offense came inside; the Celtics will likely want him to expand his game. The rest of his skill set screams “STRETCH 4!!!” but to develop into that he needs to be willing and able to shoot the basketball. He attempted about one 3-pointer per game during his senior season at Stanford, making 25.6 percent of his tries. Young shot just 7-of-19 from the field, including 3-for-11 from deep, en route to 21 points and five rebounds
If you are curious about the rest of the squad, you might be interested in hearing some familiar names on the roster.
NBADL Maine has finalized its roster and two of the Celtics’ training camp invites — Christian Watford and Tim Frazier — were on the club for the opening game at Oklahoma City. Also on the roster are ex-Celtic Chris Babb, who was waived before training camp, ex-Kansas State standout Rodney McGruder, and former Oregon guard Jason Calliste.