5 Takeaways from Celtics Summer League Win Over Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics played stellar team ball in a decisive 89-72 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Summer League Action.


Ok, it’s only Sumer League, but it’s hard not to like what we’ve seen so far from the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics youngsters impressive once again in a decisive 89-72 Summer League win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here are 5 takeaways from the Celtics second Summer League game.

1. Legend of the Fall

Tacko Fall is a freaking phenomenon. He is the darling of the Vegas Summer League so far with fans chanting for him to enter the game and booing the Celtics when Tacko heads to the bench.

The undrafted Rookie scored 12 points, making all five of his shots and both free throws. He added two rebounds, one assist, one block and altered several more shots at the rim in 11 eventful minutes.

2. Another Dud for Yabusele

Guerschon Yabusele’s struggles are real.

He’s in his 3rd NBA season so the very fact that he’s even playing in Summer League is not a great sign. Through two games he has clearly been a notch below a lot of the Celtics younger talent.

Yabusele did leave early in the first quarter with a dislocated pinky but didn’t do much when he returned. He finished the night with 4 points on 1-3 shooting from the field and 0-2 from beyond the arc. That after going scoreless in the Summer League opener.

Yabu’s $3.1 million contract for this upcoming season is guaranteed but you have to believe his roster spot is not.

3. Robert Williams Expanded Repertoire

An uneven night from Robert Williams III but the Timelord continues to show new wrinkles to his game. On Saturday it was the midrange game and on Monday night Williams showed he could put the ball on the floor. In one sequence in the 1st quarter, Williams caused a steal on one end of the floor and then led the break and went behind his back in traffic before drawing a foul.

4. Carsen Edwards Can Score

While he certainly cooled off a bit from his opening night performance Edwards once again showed that he has the ability to put the ball into the basket. Finishing with 14 points he once again led all scorers on the Celtics and showed that he has the ability and willingness to take and make any shot available to him.

5. Grant Williams Makes Positive Impact

Grant Williams didn’t fill up the stat sheet (5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists) but he finished the game a plus 20 in 19 minutes of action. In two games Williams is a combined plus 41.

He was only 2 of 6 from the field but that included a nice baseline spin move and slam and a triple from the top of the arc.