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Celtics James Young Out, Boston Celtics Summer League Wrap Up #Part2
Boston Celtics Danny Ainge rules out rookie James Young for the rest of Summer League. Danny said “He just still has symptoms from the car accident,” and also added this too “He doesn’t have enough time to learn the stuff, get himself in shape. He hasn’t played for three-and-a-half or four weeks, so we’re just going to not rush it.” The Celtics are just trying to take it slow with James Young and will see what they can do with him for training camp and also potential ammo for a trade to get a better piece.
The Boston Celtics came into this game monday against the Indiana Pacers hoping that they would see the growth from Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk. The Celtics got off to a strong start against the Pacers and everything looked really good until the Pacers found out that the C’s don’t have a post presence. Willie Reed on the Pacers was killing the Celtics in the paint all day on second chance and his foot work was very impressive. The Celtics tried to throw anyone on them that they thought could stop him but they couldn’t get the job done. Willie Reed had 18 points and 6 rebounds but was a man among boys. The bright spots in the game for the Celtics were the effort that they got from Phil Pressey and Edwin Jackson. Pressey had 13 points and 6 rebounds but it was his defensive presence and his hustle that actually were on display and kept the C’s close to a certain extent. Edwin Jackson had finally got some playing minutes and made the most of it with 14 points in 17 minutes against the Pacers. Phil Pressey talked to the media about his journey and also about the Summer League game being slower than the NBA level games. Check it out below
The Celtics play against the Pistons on Wednesday at 7pm and they will try to bounce back from a blowout lose to the Pacers 96-77. They got outplayed and out hustled and the C’s looked like they couldn’t handle the pressure that the Pacers were bringing on defense.