James Young injures hip, leaves summer league win
James Young's summer league experience could not get any worse.
In Boston's third game in Salt Lake City on Thursday—a win over the San Antonio Spurs—Young bruised his hip and did not return, continuing a long line of disappointing performances as everyone else on the team seems to be playing consistent and productive basketball. Here's the Boston Herald with more:
"The second-year swingman bruised his left hip during a second quarter fall, and was taken out for good to get treatment. Young, who missed last year's summer league with a concussion, can't look too fondly on the Utah portion of this summer league journey. He was 0-for-4 from the floor at the time of the injury. He has shot 6-for-26 overall in three summer league games, including 2-for-13 from 3-point range."
Young is only 19 (the youngest player on this Celtics roster by over a year), but entered July with more expectations than anyone. Talk of him putting on 20 pounds and improving his vertical leap has yet to translate on the court.
His jumper is off. He looks out of shape. And Boston needs him to shine as quickly as possible. But there's no need to panic. It's still only summer league, after all.
(h/t: Boston Herald)
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