The Boston Celtics just finished up their first preseason game against the Orlando Magic the other night. They ended up winning the game in the final minutes, but it was far from a flawless performance.
Boston’s stars played great, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum leading the way in the scoring column. However, a bunch of different players shined in their limited minutes.
Obviously, Romeo Langford hit the biggest shot of the game, but other than that he just looked okay. Players such as Aaron Nesmith and Grant Williams both stood out a bit more.
As Ime Udoka tries to plan out his rotation, which five players are fighting for a spot in it? Who will need to show out in this preseason in order to earn a spot in the regular-season rotation?
Boston Celtics fighting for a spot in the rotation: Romeo Langford
Speaking of Rome Langford, he is definitely fighting for a spot in the rotation. He may have hit the eventual game-winning shot, but that doesn’t mean he immediately has a spot in the rotation.
Throughout his career thus far, Langford’s biggest issue has been staying on the court. If he can’t do that, then his chances of earning a spot in the rotation drop to zero.
However, even if he can stay healthy, Langford needs to prove that he can be consistent. He’s not a great shooter, so his pathway to earning minutes will be through his playmaking and on the defensive side of the floor.
If Langford can improve as a shooter, he’ll have a decent chance of earning a spot in the rotation. However, if he can’t, it’s going to be significantly harder for him.