The deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options was Monday, November 1, instead of the original October 31 date in any given year.
The Celtics picked up the fourth-year option on guard Romeo Langford for the 2022-2023 season, source tells ESPN. He was the 14th overall pick in the 2019 Draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 1, 2021
The Boston Celtics are picking up forward Grant Williams’ fourth-year rookie option for the 2022-23 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Williams has started two of Boston's six games so far this season. Today is deadline for rookie options.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 1, 2021
The Celtics also exercised their third year rookie-scale team options on Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith.
The Boston Celtics will pick up the 2022-23 rookie scale team options for Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard, a league source tells @celticsblog.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) November 1, 2021
Boston has also reportedly exercised options for Romeo Langford and Grant Williams, as was expected.
Boston was able to pick up the options on these four players as they were first round draft picks in back-to-back years. Danny Ainge selected Langford with the No. 14th pick and Williams at No. 22 back in the 2019 NBA Draft. Aaron Nesmith was taken at No. 14, while Pritchard was chosen with the No. 26th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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