HoopsHype Luke Harangody rumors
With that in mind, a reporter asked Harangody if anyone in particular had wowed him in sheer stature, just as O'Neal was wandering behind him on his way out of the gym Friday. "Go ahead and say Shaq," O'Neal said with a smile. Harangody playfully fired back, "Shaq's a little overrated," as the big man walked out of earshot. "But, no, seriously, Shaq blows my mind everyday," admitted Harangody. "You can see it on TV, but when you see it in real life, it's just like, 'Wow.'" ESPN.com
“It’s a great feeling,” Harangody said. “It’s a little bit of job security, especially being guaranteed. I can kind of sleep easy at night. And for it to be officially signed is also a great feeling as well.” Boston Globe
Rivers like everyone with the exception of Harangody was struck by how well Harangody shoots the ball from long distance. But he’s still a rookie and a team bursting at the seams with veterans, Rivers said figuring out how he’ll fit is still up in the air. “I don't know. Hell, he's a rookie, but he can play, I can tell you that," said Rivers. “He can shoot the ball and stretch the floor. He shot the ball extremely well in summer league from behind the NBA 3-point line, which I didn't know he could do, honestly, watching him in college. I didn't know he had the range. Boston Globe
The Celtics announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to a two-year contract with second-round pick Luke Harangody. However, the newest member of the team, Shaquille O’Neal, apparently wasn’t listening. When Celtics vice president of media relations Jeff Twiss announced that Harangody would be available for questions from the media, Shaq turned to Doc Rivers and asked, “Who’s that?” WEEI.com
A. Sherrod Blakely: Talked with Harangody's agent. Said he and Danny A. should get something done next week. Danny's plate has been pretty full lately. Twitter
After torching the summer league, second-round pick Luke Harangody will likely end up on the roster. Ainge constantly compared the Notre Dame product to some of the other second-round diamonds he mined over the years — Davis, Leon Powe, and Ryan Gomes. In Orlando, Harangody showed not just an ability to score, but a surprising ability to shoot from the outside. What will be interesting to watch is how first-round pick Avery Bradley will develop. The Celtics’ last first-round pick, J.R. Giddens, played all of 27 games in less than two seasons in Boston. He was never able to crack a rotation full of veterans, and ultimately was shipped to New York along with Bill Walker and Eddie House for Robinson. Bradley can defend and play either guard spot, but he’ll be behind Robinson, who bought in during the Finals, and Daniels, whom the Celtics couldn’t have been higher on at this time last year. Boston Globe
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