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Must C’s: Romeo Langford’s facilitating flashes

The second-year guard showed off some nice passing against the Bulls.

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Romeo Langford, otherwise known as “Romey” to Danny Ainge, flashed some playmaking chops Monday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Langford played 21 minutes and scored just two points, but provided his typical rebounding effort and filled in at point guard with Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart out.

Immediately upon checking in, Langford displayed some pick-and-roll chops, hitting Luke “Big Bird” Kornet with a slick bounce pass.

Later, in the second quarter, Langford gets in the corner with Jabari Parker setting a screen for him. In another pick-and-roll spot, the lengthy young guard kept his cool and made the right read.

Denzel Valentine overcommits to the deft slasher Langford, and Romeo makes a quick pass to Parker, who takes care of the rest.

Early in the fourth quarter, Langford is running the two-guard, but is running the offense as the play develops. Jayson Tatum sets a screen for Parker to backdoor cut, but Troy Brown Jr. cuts off Parker quickly.

Thaddeus Young doesn’t get the memo, and Langford takes advantage of Young’s hesitancy, hitting Tatum for one of the most open threes he’s seen recently.

Playmaking was a concern of Langford’s exiting college, but against Chicago, he looked competent in the pick-and-roll and flashed some prowess. After the game, Brad Stevens suggested that it’s a skill that Romeo is expected to master moving forward.

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