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Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:202 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:202 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
“I told all these teams, when they take these young guys, you gotta know you’re taking an 18, 19-year-old who has only been with us eight months, and eight months before he was in an AAU program or a high school program,” Calipari said. “And it is a challenge. Again, most of our guys have gone through the process. I mean, Terrence Jones was in the D-League some. And now Terrence is on the edge of being an All-Star [with the Houston Rockets].”
Young showed flashes of potential in Maine, where he scored 21.5 points per game and made 44 percent of his 3-pointers. He has spent much of this offseason working out at the Celtics’ training facility in Waltham as he prepares for what could be a crucial second season. Calipari said he exchanges text messages with Young frequently, and that the forward knows this is an important year. “At this point for James, it’s on James,” Calipari said. “I mean, it’s on James. They need a guy like him in Boston. They need a guy like him, but he’s gonna have to do it. And I think he has it in him, and I think the Celtics think that, or they wouldn’t have drafted him.”
“Look, Boston still doesn’t know what they have in James Young,” said one general manager of the player the Celts took at 17 last June. “But what we do know is that if Young went back to school for another year, we’d be talking about him as a top-10 pick in this draft.”
They’ve got youth, but what the Celtics are lacking are the kind of young prospects for which another team would be willing to give up a star player. Boston discovered that not long after their pursuit of Kevin Love began last spring—a package built around Jared Sullinger is never going to yield a top-flight player in return. Kelly Olynyk has shown some improvement, and Tyler Zeller found a comfort level in the middle. But these guys are solid NBA role players. Marcus Smart has the look of a guy who could develop into an excellent two-way player, but as of now, he’s strictly one-way—he is not a great distributor and is a terrible shooter. There are opposing scouts and execs who feel that guard James Young has the highest ceiling, but injuries set him back this year and he still has a lot to prove.
Ainge confirmed the Celtics will compete in both the Utah Jazz Summer League (July 6-9 with the 76ers, Spurs, and Jazz) then head up to Las Vegas for a week of games. The Celtics are still finalizing roster plans but Marcus Smart and James Young, coming off their rookie campaigns, will be part of the summer squad. Olynyk is not expected to play as he’ll spend part of August competing with the Canadian national team.
Former University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein has signed with Roc Nation, the same agency that represents Celtics swingman James Young. Young said he plans to work out with Cauley-Stein in Los Angeles before the June draft. Cauley-Stein is a projected top 10 pick .
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned rookie James Young to the Maine Red Claws. Young has appeared in 11 games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 22.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.2 minutes per game, while shooting 47.4 percent from long range. He recorded a season-high 13 points for the Celtics against the Hornets on January 5 on 5-7 (.714) shooting from the field in 18 minutes, and is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game in 30 contests with the team this season.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled guard/forward James Young from the Maine Red Claws. In Maine’s 110-109 loss to Grand Rapids on Thursday, March 19, Young tallied 14 points, one rebound and two assists in 29 minutes. He has appeared in 11 games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 22.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.2 minutes per game, while shooting 47.4 percent from behind the arc. Young recorded a season-high 13 points for the Celtics against the Hornets on January 5 on 5-7 (.714) shooting from the field in 18 minutes, and is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game in 29 contests with the team this season.
Q: Do you see James Young getting more playing time after Prince’s departure? Danny Ange: I think that’s a goal within our organization, regardless of who’s on our roster. There were no trades that we needed to do [to give Young more playing time]. I think James was earning minutes in camp right before he hurt his hamstring. He was earning minutes right as he had his shoulder injury, and he was earning them right before he had the flu. He’s been on the bubble. We’ve liked what he’s done in the D-League and what he’s done in practice.