Indiana basketball: Romeo Langford season preview
After just a two-month hiatus, the NBA is back in action. Preseason games are currently being played, with the real games set to begin on December 22nd.
That short break affects Romeo Langford more than almost any other player in the league. Langford had a disappointing rookie season due to various injuries and having to fight for minutes in a crowded wing position.
This year, the Celtics need more out of Langford, but he will, unfortunately, be unable to give them anything for a while. Langford had surgery performed on his right wrist in late September, and the team does not have any timetable for his return. It is likely Langford misses the first month or two of the season.
This is as bad for Langford as it is for his team. When Langford was in high school, he was a projected top-5 pick for his gifted scoring ability and elite NBA body. However, the offense proved to be a struggle for the Indiana product in his rookie season. Langford only shot 35% from the field and 18% from three during his limited regular-season action.
Even though he was injured, it is hard to classify Langford’s rookie season as anything other than a disappointment. Now, he will miss an opportunity to get more playing time in addition to missing an offseason’s worth of development.
That being said, let’s look ahead to Langford’s sophomore season.