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In addition, guard Romeo Langford’s rehab has been proceeding as planned after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist on Sept. 22. His expected return from the date of the procedure was four to five months, the team said.
Jared Weiss: Ainge says Romeo Langford is still in a cast and won’t be ready for the start of training camp in a couple of weeks. Unsure what timeline is.
Ainge seemingly feels Langford could have made an impact against Miami, though. “Going into the season, we liked our bench,” Ainge said. “Going into these big playoff games, were always going to have three of the five main players on the court at all times. We were going to play center by committee, and we liked our core players opposite them. “But because we had injuries with Kemba, injuries with Gordon and injuries with Romey, that hurt us. And that exposed our bench a little bit at that point. ” … He gets hurt the first game of the playoffs, and that set us back a little bit.”
Brian Robb: Brad Stevens on Romeo Langford’s torn wrist ligaments: “He hasn’t had a lot of pain with it.”
Jay King: Romeo Langford has torn ligaments in his wrist, per Stevens. From what Stevens said, sounds like surgery is an option at some point, but they’re determining whether he’ll be available or not. Stevens believes it’s “questionable right now.”
Chris Grenham: Romeo Langford is out today for the Red Claws with his ankle injury. The team does not believe it to be serious, however.
Jay King: Enes Kanter is questionable for tomorrow’s game against Dallas. Romeo Langford, who was just recalled from Maine, has an illness. He is listed as probable.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics officially rule out Romeo Langford (sore right knee) and Tacko Fall (concussion protocol) for Wednesday’s opener in Philadelphia. Robert Williams does not appear on the injury report so he appears to be full-go for Wednesday night.
Gary Washburn: Right knee sprain for Romeo Langford #Celtics
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Romeo Langford’s injury isn’t “BAD bad.” Doesn’t know what that means for Tuesday’s game.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said nobody will play more than 25 minutes tonight. Romeo Langford is out, but will probably do live stuff in one of the next couple of days. Daniel Theis (adductor strain) also out.
While fellow rookies Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall earned headlines at the NBA Summer League, Langford was sidelined by offseason surgery on his right thumb. Now, months later, Langford is nursing a tweaked left groin that has kept him out of live action during the first two days of training camp. Neither he nor the Celtics appear to be very concerned with the most recent setback. Langford told Celtics.com that he “should be fine coming up here pretty soon.”
Ben Rohrbach: Romeo Langford said his hand is 100 percent now. “I don’t feel any pain with it.”
Adam Himmelsbach: Hearing that Romeo Langford won’t be cleared for full contact at the start of Celtics summer league practice this weekend.
Andrew Perna: Romeo Langford had a soft cast on his thumb Wednesday, but nothing today. Had surgery in early April.
Scott Agness: Romeo Langford told reporters in NY that his recovery from right thumb surgery is “going good” and he expects to play at summer league. Langford had his hard cast removed two weeks ago and he met with a few teams in the last week.
Scott Agness: Romeo Langford says his back is 100%. “There’s no problem with that anymore.” Going to his cast off soon, which will allow him to shoot again and resume normal lifting. Admits it affected him “in a huge way” at IU.
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June 14, 2021 | 12:41 am EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Chris Paul: “I wasn’t this phenom. I wasn’t necessarily supposed to be here. I played two years of JV basketball. It ain’t always been sweet for me. I’ve always had to grind. I like that mentality. That’s always been who I’ve been, and I’m going to stay that way.” #CP3 pic.twitter.com/zAJQRct0mI
June 13, 2021 | 11:52 pm EDT Update
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Barton has until July 17 to exercise his player option for 2021-22, and it would be hard for him to justify turning it down to become a free agent. Despite coming off a season in which he shot a career-high 38.1% from 3 and averaged double-digit points for a sixth straight year, Barton has been bit by the injury bug the past three seasons. In total, Barton has missed 91 games (hip, knee and hamstring) and played only three of Denver’s 29 postseason games over the past two years.