More on Royce White. Now hearing more definitely promise is from Celtics at 21.
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 22, 2012
Is the NBA draft picture coming into a bit of focus for the Boston Celtics?
If you believe ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Celtics have a promise in place for Royce White, should he fall to the 21 or 22 picks in the upcoming draft.
First, a little about White.
He’s an athletic swing man with a seven-foot wing span who can get out into the open court and finish fast breaks with a bit of authority.
The downside about White is his anxiety disorder, which may be managed by medication. The question about that is… is it a problem that will cause a superior talent to drop to 21….. or is it a problem that will justify his drop to 21?
Assuming the Celtics are bringing Jeff Green back to start the upcoming season, a promise to White might be some nice insurance for him over the next couple of years and, some day, his replacement at a time where he’s done with Boston and Paul Pierce is done with the NBA.