Boston Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison has played down the heroics of some of his team’s best performers in the Summer League.

Morrison was brutally honest, saying that regardless of how well his players perform in the pre-season tournament, they should still temper their expectations for the year ahead, and be prepared to take on a reserve role for the team once the 2019-20 season commences.

While this may prove to be somewhat disappointing for some of the players participating in Boston’s Summer League team, this is actually a pretty straightforward assessment of how the team is going to shape up next season. Morrison isn’t telling any lies here, and this is actually common practice. As a matter of fact, he may be doing his young guys a favor by letting them know early on what to expect in the upcoming season.

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On Sunday, the Celtics made their debut in the Vegas Summer League, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers, 96-82. 6-foot-1 rookie guard Carsen Edwards led the way for the C’s, logging a game-high 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting, along with five three-pointers, a couple of rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

Boston’s 22nd overall pick in the draft, Grant Williams, came off the bench to account for 12 points (on 4-of-8 shooting), two three-pointers, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks, in an impressive all-around performance for the Celtics.

Edwards, Williams, and the rest of Boston’s Summer League lineup will definitely catch word of Morrison’s statement here, and it would be in their best interest to use this as motivation moving forward.