Raw and hyper-athletic, new Boston Celtics draft selection JD Davison oozes potential with his passing game and lightning-fast downhill attack. But one thing he’s not showing a strong ability in at the moment is the ability to defend at a high level. But the Alabama product knows what level of play is expected of him at that end of the court to eventually earn a spot on the team.
After a scramble ahead of the Las Vegas Summer League, the rising NBA ground general spoke to the media about what the Celtics want to see from him. “Boston, you really have to defend,” he explained. “They’re the best defense in the league, so you’ve got to come in here and be a dog. I think I can help them improve on that and be a defensive dog.”
With a wingspan of 6ft 7 and plenty of will to use it for the Celtics, that could put Davison in a game that counts for Boston in the not too distant future.
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Whether his passing and goals come will matter less early on than his ability to avoid points for opposing attacks and by the looks of it the young Celtics point guard is already on the right track.
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