Celtics’ Romeo Langford literally forgot players get traded in the NBA
The Boston Celtics did not make any moves ahead of the Thursday NBA trade deadline, but they were active in talks, and one name that was surely mentioned in discussions was rookie wing Romeo Langford.
The thing is, Langford wasn’t even thinking about the possibility of being dealt because he forgot that was a thing that could happen on the NBA level:
“I forgot I was in the NBA,” Langford said, according to Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com. “Not in the NBA, but like, I forgot people get traded. Thinking like college. If you’re there, you just stay there. … To be honest, I forgot I could be traded. That’s why. I wasn’t even thinking about it.”
To be fair to Langford, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens did not talk to his young players ahead of the deadline because he knew the chances of a trade actually happening seemed slim and because he knew they were probably already aware of what could potentially occur:
“We got a lot of people talking to them all the time about everything,” Stevens said. “So somewhere along the line, I’m sure they heard good stuff. I’m sure Danny does. I didn’t anticipate much. I didn’t want to make it a bigger deal than it is.”
While the Celtics are certainly in need of another piece, Boston was always going to have a difficult time finding a trade because of its lack of salary filler existing on its current roster.
Regardless, the Celtics have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season, as they own a robust record of 35-15.