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Don't give up on Carsen Edwards

With news of Tristan Thompson, Kemba Walker and Romeo Langford looking at a late start to the season due to injuries, the bright side of the story is that the Celtics youngsters should see more floor time early on - and that includes second-year guard, Carsen Edwards.

The 33rd pick in the 2019 NBA draft didn't exactly separate himself from the rookie pack in his debut season, the main issue being his inability to hit his shot consistently. Carsen spent a lot of time with the G League Maine Red Claws, but in the Big League, he only managed to hit 33% of his field goals, 31% on 3-pointers and 68% from the foul line. 

Call it a fluke perhaps, but on November 13, 2019, in 20 minutes versus the Wizards, he produced 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Beyond his questionable start as a marksman in Boston, his size (5'11") may be the major detriment to the youngster getting on the floor. But at a lean 200 pounds, he seems to have the body that won't get pushed around at the NBA level. The moniker, "Quad God" fits him.

Further complicating Edwards gaining minutes is the arrival of rookie Payton Pritchard. At 6'1, Pritchard has two inches on Edwards. And he is also the same age (22 years) as Carsen and plays a similar game. Adding to Carsen's impending challenges is Brad Stevens' propensity to play as many wings as possible, and guys under 6'4" had better be able to defend the longer opponents. Training camp and exhibition games may sort this all out, but I hope C_Boogie sees reasonable minutes with the Celtics this season. He does generate excitement.


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