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Which Celtics rookie has the highest long term potential?

They’re just getting started.

2019 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

I’m a big believer in not judging a rookie too harshly on his first 20 games in the NBA. Chauncey Billups is a prime example and I’m sure there are countless others. So I’m not going to worry too much about the production of any of the rookies thus far.

I’m curious, however, to see if people’s opinions on the rookies have shifted in the early part of this season.

Romeo Langford has been hurt too often to show much and it seems like he’s still working out issues in his shooting. Seems like some more seasoning in Maine is the best plan here. Still, he was drafted first and was one of the top rated freshman heading into college. So there’s certainly some high upside there.

Grant Williams has the potential to be a taller version of Marcus Smart. Enough said.

Carsen Edwards was born to get buckets. That’s going to keep him employed and well paid for a long time. I wouldn’t rule out a future 6th man of the year award - he has that kind of upside and fits the mold of that award.

Tremont Waters is only held back by his size. Everything else is top notch. In time I’m sure he’ll find his groove in this league.

Tacko Fall is an intriguing and unique prospect. Used the right way he could be a strategic mismatch weapon.

So who do you think has the highest upside? Vote and talk about it in the comments below.


Which Celtics rookie has the highest long term potential?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Romeo Langford
    (974 votes)
  • 26%
    Grant Williams
    (842 votes)
  • 16%
    Carsen Edwards
    (549 votes)
  • 11%
    Tremont Waters
    (387 votes)
  • 15%
    Tacko Fall
    (486 votes)
3238 votes total Vote Now

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