Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters all descended on the Auerbach Center for the first time on Monday from across the country as the team unveiled the quartet while surrounded by family, team personnel and the media at an introductory press conference in Allston. Here's a collection of some noteworthy tidbits from an eventful day for the rookies:
Romeo Langford may not play summer league: The 19-year-old swingman is still recovering from tendon surgery on his thumb after playing for most of the last season with the injury at Indiana with the injury.
"A week-and-a-half ago doctors cleared me," Langford said. "She wants me to shoot, just don’t go too overboard with it. If my thumb starts hurting, that’s when they want me to stop and take a break."
The team will make a decision on his status in the next few days, according to Danny Ainge, but the Indiana product is eager to show the world what he can with a clean bill of health.
"I felt like I was able to show some things I was capable of doing," Langford said. "But I also feel like there’s also many other things that I felt like I’m good at also that I wasn’t able to showcase as well during the time at Indiana. But I’m just glad to be a Celtic right now."
Langford played through his thumb injury for his teammates: After being diagnosed with the thumb injury early