There is plenty of intrigue surrounding the Boston Celtics as they gear up to start their NBA Summer League schedule.
The C’s youngsters will tip off against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, but it seems increasingly likely that they will do so without their top pick from the 2019 draft.
Romeo Langford, who is on the Summer League roster but has not participated in “live work” practices as he works back from surgery on a torn thumb ligament, reportedly is “unlikely” to play in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison.
“It wouldn’t be worth it to risk further injury to play two games of Summer League,” Morrison told reporters Friday.
The Celtics are making a point of working Langford back slowly, while also trying to rebuild the guard’s shot.
But even without Langford, there is plenty to watch when the C’s take the floor, especially after 7-foot-7 center Tacko Fall has impressed in Summer League practices.