Boston Celtics

MADISON, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 11: Romeo Langford of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during the 2019 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on August 11, 2019 at the Ferguson Recreation Center in Madison, New Jersey. (Elsa/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

After just 14 seconds of NBA action, the Celtics have decided to assign 2019 first-round pick Romeo Langford to the Maine Red Claws of the G League, the team announced on Monday.

Drafted with the 14th overall pick, getting on the floor has been a struggle for Langford, both due to the Celtics’ depth as well as the minor injury woes that shelved Langford out of the gate in 2019-20. After rehabbing a surgically-repaired thumb shortly after being drafted by the Celtics, the 6-foot-4 Langford appeared in two preseason tilts and was injured in Boston’s preseason finale when he slipped on the court in Cleveland, which put him on the shelf for the first three games of the Green’s season.

In Portland, Langford will enjoy some real minutes for the Red Claws in a pressure-free atmosphere, and be afforded the ability to live and learn with his mistakes on the court rather than ride the pine in a crowded Celtic backcourt.

Langford averaged 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per night in 31 games with the Indiana Hoosiers last year.

The Celtics will travel to Cleveland for a Tuesday night head-to-head with the Cavaliers.

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