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Celtics select Carsen Edwards with 33rd pick in 2019 NBA Draft

Edwards is a pure scorer and has deep range from outside. Some much needed shooting on this Celtics’ roster

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The Boston Celtics selected guard Carsen Edwards out of the Purdue University with the 33rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Edwards played three years at Purdue and averaged 24.3 points per game his junior season. He is a score-first point guard who comes in ready to get to the hoop with ease. Edwards also has deep range which will translate well into the league shooting 35.5% from three-point range.

He measures in only at 6’0” so a quick and easy comparison will be Isaiah Thomas. Edwards is most remembered for carrying Purdue through the NCAA tournament and has that same grit and mindset to work hard with the Celtics.

He can play on-ball or go off ball for strictly shooting purposes. Edwards’ defense will have to be raised a level to stay in the league long-term. Brad Stevens can work with him in his system to develop him into an asset for the Celtics.

It has been a long night for the Celtics drafting Romeo Langford with the 14th overall pick, Grant Williams with the 22nd overall pick, a trade with the 76ers for one second, and then another trade with the Phoenix Suns shipping off Aron Baynes for a future first round pick. The Celtics still have (possibly) one more selection with the 51st pick.

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