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Carsen Edwards stays humble amid strong start as a Celtic: ‘Honestly, I’m just trying to make the team’

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LAS VEGAS -- Even after the departures of Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier this offseason, the Celtics' backcourt remains fairly loaded. Kemba Walker is an All-Star addition for Brad Stevens to work with to try to replace Irving's firepower, while Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart remain slated for big roles, whether it comes into a starting or reserve capacity. Minutes will be limited for the remainder of the C's guards that will be trying to help make up for Rozier's absence and the rookie in the summer league opener that looked polished most ready to make an impact on that front was Carsen Edwards.

The No. 33 overall pick led all scorers with 20 points in a game-high 28 minutes in Boston's 96-82 win over the 76ers on Saturday night. Edwards' night was efficient despite being guarded by a pair of top tier summer league defenders in Matisse Thybulle and Zhaire Smith for most of his court time, managing to put up a strong 5-of-12 shooting performance from 3-point range in the victory.

A day later, Edwards was hard at work after practice, spending extra time breaking his film down with new Celtics assistant Kara Lawson and wanted to do anything but talk about the positives from his debut afterward.

"I mean, I like to focus more on weaknesses," Edwards told BostonSportsJournal.com. "I think it's more important to