The success of the Boston Celtics recent draft will have a massive influence in the future direction of the storied franchise. With the organization at a crossroads after underperforming this season and Kyrie Irving likely on his way out the door, their four draft picks are going to be a huge part of the roster going forward.
Luckily, they got Carsen Edwards, the former Purdue star point guard whose infectious personality and leadership skills should prove invaluable to the team. And those skills are already showing; apparently, he reached out to his fellow rookies to begin developing the chemistry that last year's Celtics lacked almost immediately.
“? Let’s be friends?” Carsen Edwards said in a DM to Grant Williams after the draft. Since then, the Cs’ 4 new picks have already been forming a bond and are ready to boost this team’s culture: https://t.co/vlVhs5Bjx2— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) June 24, 2019
In the NBA, with such small rosters, it's crucial for a team to be a tight-knit group with the same goals. With a simple DM, Edwards started the newbies on the right path to developing the type of culture an NBA team desperately needs.
The Celtics just drafted a certified bucket getter in Carsen Edwards pic.twitter.com/2WusY5teIC— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 21, 2019
Even if Edwards is not destined to be an NBA superstar (and who knows, maybe he is), he certainly brings some great things to the table that should excite Boston fans for years to come. He won't just be a great locker room guy; his March Madness run proved that he's a freakin' competitor.
With a roster as talented as the Celtics', those qualities may be just what they need.