Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Celtics Summer League: Carsen Edwards impresses Brad Stevens in win over Nuggets


There isn't a shot on the court that Carsen Edwards is afraid to take.

It's the kind of mindset the second-round prospect has conveyed to Celtics fans and Tuesday night was by far his best performance of this year's Summer League play. Boston advanced to 3-0 with a 95-82 win over the Nuggets -- led by Edward's team-high 23 points.

With an offensive arsenal that extends well beyond the 3-point arc, Edwards continued to demonstrate his deep outside touch, where he connected on 5-of-7. He's also shown his ability to handle the ball and weave through defenders but 3-pointers, of course, stuck out the most Tuesday night.

With plenty of hands in his face, Edwards drained trey after trey as his offense catapulted Boston's double-digit lead en route to a 13-point win. Tremont Waters, who accompanied Edwards often in the backcourt, drained a pair from deep as well and Grant Williams finished the night with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Edwards, who has chance of receiving meaning minutes for Brad Stevens next season, didn't go unnoticed by his new head coach.
"Carsen has a chance to impact our team early because he obviously can make tough shots, he's done a great job of picking the right ones," Stevens said. 
The Celtics head coach also went on to say that Edwards' defense stuck out him, as well. He complimented Edwards on pressuring the ball and being able to pick his defender in full-court sets.

Boston will conclude its Summer League schedule Thursday night against the Grizzlies before entering tournament play.


Josue Pav√≥n




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