On this day in Boston Celtics history, the storied franchise drafted four players of note in the 2019 NBA draft. With the 51st pick, the Celtics selected 5-foot-10 point guard Tremont Waters out of Louisiana State University, who would later sign with the team as a two way player who spent most of his rookie season with the Maine Red Claws — the Celtics’ G League developmental affiliate.
There, he would earn G League Rookie of the Year honors while averaging 18 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 2 steals per game while shooting 7.1 3-pointers per game with 35.4 % accuracy in his inaugural season.
He was with the team for two seasons (all as a two way player), with a career average of 3.8 points and 2.1 assists per game at the NBA level.
With the 33rd pick of the draft (via the Philadelphia 76ers), the Celtics took 5-foot-11 shooting guard Carsen Edwards out of Purdue.
The Texan guard averaged 3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game with the parent club, and 22.2 points, 5.2 boards, 3.2 assists, and 1.8 steals per game with the Maine Red Claws (now, Celtics) in his rookie season.
Edwards has a career average of 3.6 points and 1.1 boards per game in the NBA with the Celtics, signing with the Detroit Pistons after two seasons in the league in Boston.
With the 22nd pick of the draft, Boston selected 6-foot-6 forward Grant Williams from the Tennessee Volunteers.
Williams quickly found a role as a rotation player in his rookie season despite an epic cold shooting streak and recorded 3.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and an assist per game in his first season in the league.
After three seasons with the team, Williams has improved his career average in the NBA to 5.4 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist per contest.
Using the 14th overall pick of the draft, the Celtics took 6-foot-4 shooting guard Romeo Langford out of Indiana.
Langford spent much of his rookie season injured but still managed to display some intriguing ability on defense while logging 2.6 points and 1.2 boards per contest.
It is also the birthday of former Boston big man Fab Melo (rest in peace), the team’s 22nd pick of the 2012 NBA draft.
He averaged 1.2 points per game in his sole season with the Celtics in just six total games played with the team and would be dealt with cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for Donté Greene.
It is the birthday of another former Boston big, Darko Milicic, who had the briefest of tenures with the Celtics.
Signed with the team in September of 2012, he would appear in a single game before leaving the team for personal reasons. He scored a rebound in that game and nothing else.
Finally, it is the birthday of former Boston forward Rodney Rogers, who came to the team in a deal from the Phoenix Suns with Tony Delk for Randy Brown, Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio, and draft considerations in 2002.
Rogers would play 27 games for the Celtics in 2001-02, averaging 10.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, leaving the team in free agency the following summer.