Three quick takeaways from the Celtics’ third NBA Summer League win

Three quick takeaways from the Celtics’ third NBA Summer League win

The Celtics’ Summer League team took it to the Nuggets on Tuesday night, winning 95-82.

Here are three things worth noting:

 

Loco Tacko

I’m sold on Tacko Fall. The whole “Tacko Tuesday” stuff is all good and well, but the player has shown quite a bit at NBA Summer League. There were two possessions which specifically stood out, both coming in the fourth quarter.

First, on the offensive end. Fall grabbed a Grant Williams entry pass in the paint only the center could reach with ease and dunked it right away. He didn’t bring the ball down so he could elevate because, well, he doesn’t really need to jump all that much. If Fall doesn’t give smaller defenders time to react, he can contribute offensively.

Speaking of his foot movement, Fall displayed that on the defensive end, as well. Denver’s Vlatko Cancar tried to drive past Fall soon after the aforementioned dunk, but the big man didn’t give him an inch. Cancar still scored on the play, but Fall forced him to take a less-than-ideal show.

 

Carsen Edwards is fearless

Describing Edwards a “not shy” on the offensive end may have been an understatement.

He is able to make a lot out of a little, when it comes to spacing. He can shoot from anywhere on the floor and can get his shot off in traffic around the rim.

Now it’s just a matter of whether or not Edwards can do this against experience NBA players. The mental game is there and the skills seem to be, too. As long as he can adapt, Edwards will contribute to the Celtics in some way down the line.

 

Javonte Green throws down

For those who don’t know Green, he played for Radford University in the Big South Conference from 2011-2015 where he averaged 14.4 points, eight rebounds and 1.8 steals a game throughout his four-year career. He’s played overseas since he graduated, most recently for Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany. He was also on the Suns’ Summer League team last year.

On Tuesday, Green put his dunking ability on full display. Violent, rude, vicious, whatever adjective you want to use, this guy yams.

Unless it’s to play in the G League, the Celtics probably won’t take a flier on Green. But maybe another organization looking to fill out its roster with a player on a two-way contract will give him a chance.



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Source: GreenStreet Blog

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