Celtics Summer League Game 4 Notes

There’s something special about this crop of Celtics Summer League squad they only get stronger with each game, their confidence grows and grows and trickles down to everyone. What we saw yesterday from Boston was pure domination of the previously undefeated Memphis Grizzlies doing everything better. The Celtics never trailed and clinched the number one seed for the playoffs 113-87 over Memphis. Shooting 52.8 percent from the field, 12-of-28 from three. Undrafted DePaul product Max Strus got the starting nod at forward draining a couple of threes, posting 13 points off of 10 shots. Strus is a decent catch-and-shoot threat and shows real potential in the half-court and also an ability to stay in front of his defender.

Grant Williams over the course of Summer League gotten comfortable shooting from longer range attempting 5 threes making 4. Showing great aggression on ball scoring 21 and adding 7 rebounds. Williams was the starting power forward for the game a day after the Celtics cut 7 foot French center Guerschon Yabusele. Williams heads into the Summer League playoffs posting a plus-82 in four games.

Robert Williams has himself a night at center. Notching 16 points and rebounds and despite questions of his basketball I.Q notched four assists. Interior defense is pretty weak in Summer League it’s a good sign Williams exerted so much force.

Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards show a brilliant ability to execute one-legged teardrops, and the two work extremely well on both ends despite their diminutive height. Waters is intriguing as a backup point guard option for the professional Celtics team at times showing superior court vision to Marcus Smart. He dropped nine dimes, 21 in four games. Meanwhile, Edwards hasn’t cooled down. Scoring 15 points off of just 9 attempts and closes the preliminary round shooting 48.3 percent from beyond the arc.

As always, I finish with a recap of the immortal Tacko Fall. Elvis Presley at his height of fame pales in comparison to Tacko. All the 7’7 University of Central Florida center has to do to earn a standing ovation from those in attendance in Las Vegas is get his butt off the bench. Bouncing back from a tough contest versus the Denver Nuggets Fall scores 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. While defending guards continues to be a concern Fall can stay in front of big forwards surprisingly well. He’ll need to work on his hands if he wants to earn a contract more secure than a Exhibition 10. Often bobbling well executed feeds, easily losing his grip at mild contests.

Author: sailboatstudios

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