Not that it’s a surprise or anything, but Luke Harangody is likely to make the Boston Celtics. (Boston Globe)
After torching the summer league, second-round pick Luke Harangody will likely end up on the roster. Ainge constantly compared the Notre Dame product to some of the other second-round diamonds he mined over the years — Davis, Leon Powe, and Ryan Gomes. In Orlando, Harangody showed not just an ability to score, but a surprising ability to shoot from the outside.
A couple days ago, A. Sherrod Blakely tweeted, “Celtics aren’t done adding players. 2nd round pick Luke Harangody’s agent hopes to have a multi-year deal for his client completed soon.”
So Harangody’s going to get a contract. That will bring the roster to 15 players under contract, which coincidentally is the league’s limit. But Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette have non-guaranteed contracts (and I couldn’t see Lafayette possibly making the team, since Rondo, Nate and Avery Bradley all play his position), and Sheed is likely to retire. That leaves the Celtics at 12 players, with three roster spots open for the taking.
Who should occupy them? I know it won’t be one player I would have loved — Rasual Butler. Butler re-signed with the Clippers yesterday.