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I still see Carsen Edwards as the modern version of Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson


Carsen Edwards' rookie season is behind him. and I am guessing that suits him just fine. Prior to this season, I wrote that Celtics fans should not give up on this energy-filled youngster, and I stand by that.

With injuries and COVID protocols rampant among The Green, the minutes are there for the 5'11" guard, and he is taking advantage of the shot. In nine games so far this season, he is only averaging 11.3 minutes per game, but projecting his numbers to per-36-minutes status shows close to 20 points/game on 51% from the field - 40% on treys - and 86% from the foul line. 

In Boston's recent win over the Clippers, he was on the floor for 30 minutes and came away with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. His quickness and ability to pull up off the dribble allows him to always get his shot off, despite his lack of size.

Taken with the 33rd-overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Carsen had a rugged first year in the League, but he is showing valid promise as a role player on a Celtics team that needs scoring off the bench - and that is what Edwards can contribute. And the added bonus is that this undersized guard has a knack for rebounding the ball. I love that.

Beyond Carsen's NBA future and his benefits to his team, my personal reasons for wishing the best for him centers on his quick and thoughtful response, along with Marcus Smart, to my plea on behalf of my beloved great grandson shortly after Carson Thomas Lane lost his young mom - a gesture I will never forget.

Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson

Carsen has a legit shot at a ceiling equal to that of Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson. And since it was Danny Ainge that gave Vinnie the moniker, that would be an appropriate role for Edwards. Off the bench, Johnson heated up quickly. Carsen can do the same for Boston.



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